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Diet caused a lack of b12



I am new here and I follow what you are writing for a few months. Much has helped me to find out the cause of my problems. My symptoms are leg warming, burning in the hands, top fasciculation, tinnitus, various paresthesia in the legs, burning in the thumbs, per capita, smelled of smell and tastes. He had many searches and recordings, many times emng and magnets of heads and spines, many blood finds. Everything was fine, I searched google looking for my symptoms and found this page and started drinking 1000 uq b12.I feel better, the symptoms are missing some are still there.I think I made a problem for myself because I was on a diet for 2 years and lost 55 kg, I did not eat meat for two years.B12 I did not take it because I went to drink it , my doctor told me to stop drinking 21 days and come to test but I do not want to stop drinking b12. Can anybody tell me which vitamins should I combine with b12 and what dose would be good?

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može li mi netko reći koje bi se vitamini kombinirali s b12, kakva je doza i koliko dugo piti?

Can anybody tell me which vitamins to combine with b12, what dose and how long to drink?

clivealiveForum Support

Hi Bosnia It is also important that your Folate (Vitamin B9) level is monitored as this is essential to process the B12 you are supplementing.

There is a complex interaction between folic acid, vitamin B12 and iron. A deficiency of one may be "masked" by excess of another so the three must always be in balance.

Symptoms of a folate deficiency can include:

symptoms related to anaemia

reduced sense of taste


numbness and tingling in the feet and hands

muscle weakness


Folic acid works closely with vitamin B12 in making red blood cells and helps iron function properly in the body.

Vitamin B9 works with vitamins B6 and B12 and other nutrients in controlling the blood levels of the amino acid homocysteine.

Rich sources of folate include spinach, dark leafy greens, asparagus, turnip, beets, and mustard greens, Brussels sprouts, soybeans, beef liver, brewer's yeast, root vegetables, whole grains, wheat germ, bulgur wheat, kidney beans, white beans, salmon, orange juice, avocado, and milk.

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

I wish you well

Bosnia in reply to clivealive

in blood tests I had increased bilirubin and iron. Does this mean a b12 deficiency? Thank you for your reply

clivealiveForum Support in reply to Bosnia

"If your anaemia is being caused by a vitamin B12 deficiency, you may also notice other symptoms, including: yellow tinge to your skin (caused by jaundice, a condition which develops when a chemical called bilirubin builds up in the blood),; sore and red tongue (glossitis); ulcers inside your mouth".

You really need to speak to your doctor about this as I say I'm not medically trained.

Gambit62Administrator in reply to Bosnia

I think bilirubin being raised is an indicator of infection or inflammation.

B12 won't affect iron absorption, though problems absorbing B12 often affect other vitamins and minerals.

Neither result is indicative of B12.

Macrocytic anaemia - larger rounder blood cells is a classic symptom of B12 deficiency.

Did you eat fish/cheese/milk products/eggs? Generally a B12 deficiency caused by lack in diet takes a long time to develop. The dose of B12 you are taking is very large.

I would be wary of assuming the deficiency was entirely dietary in origin.

Bosnia in reply to Gambit62

my bilirubin was 28.

I drank dairy products but as far as I read about 2 types of b12, the b12 deficiency of meat develops neurological symptoms. I started with a small dose of b9 together with b12. I have been b12 for a month. I had over 20 symptoms and many symptomq withdrew, had I'm a pale skin, I have a color back in my face. The legs in my legs are a lot smaller, the burning in my hands has stopped ...

Gambit62Administrator in reply to Bosnia

B12 deficiency is B12 deficiency whatever the cause. the symptoms vary from individual but are the same whatever the cause.

1000ug per day is a large dose. daily use is about 2.5 ug in someone without an absorption problem. Usual treatment for someone with a dietary deficiency is 50 ug tablets

Hi Bosnia, what was the smell sensations you refer to?

I was smelling burning wood, really intense sometimes.

I also had been dieting and I was also on PPI's so I'm hoping my deficiency was down to diet. Also had raised level of bilirubin so we do seem to have a few things in common. I'd only lost 30 kgs which is still considerable but not in your league.

Bosnia in reply to Sotonowl

I had lost a sense of smell. I bought a perfume and consumed it very quickly, no matter how much it put me, it did not smell and everyone told me that it smells very much. I did not feel it, but in the last 15 days I smell again. also a big loss and I believe that we have disrupted the body, the relationship between vitamins and minerals, which are the symptoms. I did not eat meat for 2 years, I only ate vegetables and fruits on the diet

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