After having 2 glasses of wine at the weekend I feel I need a b12 jab but I only had one on Friday. Does anyone have information on alcohol and PA
PA and alcohol : After having 2 glasses... - Pernicious Anaemi...
It does deplete B12 Kapat so best not to. Having said that, I do enjoy a glass of wine at the end of the day and sometimes dilute it with sparkling mineral water 🍷😊
So that's why I feel crap now. Only had 2 glasses of red on Saturday night. Is nothing sacred!
I definitely feel far worse if I drink alcohol. I get a hangover out of all proportion to what I've drunk and it leaves me feeling washed out for days. I don't really pick up again until my next injection.
I have noticed that alcohol depletes B12 but my GP said that he is not aware of any evidence to suggest that!
I can't say I've noticed any difference since I've cut my alcohol consumption quite drastically - only two days a week now.
I notice a return of symptoms after just a glass or two of wine. I ration myself now to just an occasional glass.
I dont know whether I have pa or not as am in the early stages of trying to get sorted but I am no longer able to tolerate alcohol at all as it makes me so unwell. I have seen there is a link with B12 and do wonder if that's the reason for my sudden intolerance!
I understand that alcohol can affect the absorption of B12 through the stomach leading to a B12 Deficiency but would that still apply if you are receiving B12 injections?
I wonder too whether exhortations against the use of PIPs or antacids are not relevant when receiving B12 injections.
I did dry January this year and it made no difference whatsoever to how I felt - stomach/energy wise. Lately, I've found that using magnesium every day has got rid of the palpitations (made worse by wine) and I am having fewer headaches...
On another note, I believe that the europeans rationalise the pre-dinner drink (apero) as getting the gastric juices ready for the meal and equally the digestivo post meal to wash things down.... goes back a long way in time....
I definitely find symptoms of pins and needles return with wine 😢
Per a scientific study I read several years ago (I've lost the reference) alcohol does not interact directly with B12.
However, it does react with or consume the other B vitamins that B12 needs to do its job.
For me, a glass or two of wine causes a 4 day hangover.
I've decided to be off all alcohol completely so that I can better manage the balance between B12 and folic acid.