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Vitamin b12 difficiency

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I come to know that I have vitamin B12 dificiency , the level is127 as per blood report. As per doctor recommandation i had to take 5 vitamin shot for a month and then once in every month for an year.I took 3 shot initially forevery week and feel very nice ..my weakness and all symptoms almost gone but having taken 4 th shot i again feel like tired and fatigue. I am very dipressed now i dont understand how long it will take .please suggest

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Hi Rish_123 Can I take it that you are not in the U.K?

It is not uncommon for some symptoms to appear to get worse before they get better as the B12 starts repairing the damage done to your nervous system and your brain starts getting multiple messages from part of the body it had "forgotten about" or lost contact with. I sometimes liken it to a badly tuned radio on which you have turned the volume up high trying to catch the programme you want when all of a sudden the signal comes in loud and clear and the blast nearly deafens you.

A lot will depend on the severity and longevity of your B12 deficiency as to how long before there is no further improvement or recovery. Some symptoms will "disappear" quite quickly whereas others may take months or even years. There is no set timescale as we are all different.

If you can get to see a doctor please also ask him/her to check your Folate level as this and B12 help your iron to make red blood cells and to function properly.

I am not a medically trained person but have had P.A. (a form of B12 deficiency) for more than 45 years.

I hope you start to feel better soon

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Rish, i think it is important to take a good B Complex vitamin every day and to make sure all your vitamins are present. Potassium is important. I eat bananas every day to help. Could you see a Dr or a Naturopath to help you build up your vitamin stores?

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