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B12 Deficiency and Blood Shot Eyes

Blondie503
Blondie503

Hi everyone, I'm waiting for private functional B12 bt results and have many of b12 defficiency symptoms.

Chased my tail with NHS bt results as i was supplenting and didn't think not to before their tests. So my notes show I'm fine.

Did you have blood shot eyes, particularly first thing when you woke up? They go after breakfast and come back later, afternoon/eve. I'm going to make a note of when etc. I know they're blood shot before I look because I feel fatigued which prompts me to check.

Thank you.

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My daughter has low B12 and a Dr we saw last week said it is normally inherited from the mother. My wife is getting her B12 tested tomorrow. She suffers from migraine and gets blood shot eyes from them like you described. So maybe.

Blondie503
Blondie503 in reply to Dadvatar

I had migraines when i had magnesium deficiency. They've stopped now my levels are up. Calcium works with magnesium. If magnesium is deficient, calcium contracts your blood vessels restricting blood flow causing migraines. The NHS whole blood serum magnesium test is inaccurate. A red blood cell magnesium test is better. Explaining in case your wife's migraines continue after b12 testing etc. Do her migraines happen after eating dairy and other high calcium food such as egg? Thanks for your reply.

Dadvatar
Dadvatar in reply to Blondie503

She wouldn’t know. Being a busy mother and a teacher, she is really bad at finding any links to food. She gets them so often we don’t think it’s food. B12 d maybe or just stress.

Blondie503
Blondie503 in reply to Dadvatar

Maybe something to try....a couple of boiled eggs and/or some cheese and nothing else....wait an hour and see. Obviously, no one wants to induce a migraine but if it did trigger one, it suggests a magnesium deficiency as they work as a pair. Calcium contracts blood vessels (causing headache/migraine and magnesium relaxes blood vessels easing pain).

Dadvatar
Dadvatar in reply to Blondie503

She is going to try that! Thanks

Another piece of constructive advice from a non NHS source.

The last GP tried to give her amitriptyline which I told her not to take after reading up on it. She now only takes sumatriptan which you need a mortgage for, that’s if you get past the inquisition and lie detector test from the Boots pharmacist.

Hopefully we will have her B12 results back next week as I think she may be deficient

Blondie503
Blondie503 in reply to Dadvatar

I was on amitriptyline a couple of times for over a year each time. It was great at resolving insomnia.

A lot of drugs deplete your nutrients though so now on nothing and putting up with the pain and poor sleep.

Gabapentin was by far the worst for me.

I'll read about the drug you mentioned.

Would be good to hear the outcome of your wife's results and migraine situation.

Yes I suffer from dry eyes, and find hypromellose eye drops used each morning and evening have made a huge difference. You can buy the over the counter at pharmacies.

I’m not sure if they are due to the B12 deficiency or underactive thyroid. I have both.

Blondie503
Blondie503 in reply to MariLiz

The rheumatologist tested my eyes for moisture with two mesh strips. She said they were fine.

I'll find out soon what's going on when I get my bt results.

Thank you.

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