Anyone who has had this deficiency please tell me how you felt--I am sposed to take 5000mcg of B12 daily and go back to dr in 3 mos---It has only been a week=--I still feel awful--I feel like im going to faint sometimes--just weak--I cant describe it--Like fading away--My legs hurt and Im so tired--Sorry to complain but how it is and maybe someone can advise me as to when to expect improvement--It is hard to even get up and get dressed.. Meanwhile Im hungry so bad--I just get this really hollow feeling and I HAVE to eat--I don't know how much of this is from quitting smoking but it sucks--I feel like an invalid--im on D too==It was borderline low I think the pills make me feel worse--but I hear the shots are bad on the heart-thank you all MmeT

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  • Hi there, sorry you're feeling so poorly and hope you start feeling much better soon. I don't know much about B12 deficiency but had a check on our NHS website:


    I was looking up the giving up smoking on the NHS website when I was led to this forum and I notice on the above page there is also a group called the 'Pernicious anaemia forum' which is about B12 deficiency. They might have a bit more of an idea.


  • thank you Katy--I will look around and maybe join that group-wishing you a happy smoke free day--MmeT

  • Hi Madame,

    My endocrinologist wants me on B12 shots because of fatigue due to hypothyroid.... Google symptoms of hypothyroid and there is a pinned post on this site on hypothyroid........ Smoking can damage the thyroid.... Dr's see it often in people who have quit...

    I totally feel for you ...

    Arizona xxxx

  • it sucks- I never felt so weird--I read last night that it takes about 2 yrs to get low on it--so I think I have felt crappy from it for a while but finally it got so low I bottomed out.. 3 months+ to start getting better--Im scared of the shots--so am hoping pills work--but they make me feel anxious and my heart beats funny--and feel like fainting--I think it is them anyway--Im going to store in a bit--didn't takem this am--will wait till before bed--maybe I can see if it is them by waiting till later--anyway===I don't kno if Im making sense--One thing is I don't feel like smoking xxx

  • Sorry to hear how bad you're feeling, I'm wondering if it would be a good idea to revisit your Doctor and explain all this to him. Might help ya feel a bit less worried about it. I think you're doing brilliant with your quit under very difficult circumstances. Sending warm hugs across the ocean and really hope you start to feel betterπŸ’β€οΈ

  • you talking rubbish

  • huh??

  • Ignore Madame πŸ€”

  • its a troll!

  • mean and nasty--no room for that on here

  • Madame, I am monitoring this member and if he/she steps out of line, then I will deal with them :) :)

    You take care now gal :) :)

  • gotcha and thank you

  • there is a msg from dr on here--will see what she says--I told her everything yesterday===Hugs back to you and thanks for caring

  • Maybe taking them before bed will be better for you until you get used to them, hope you feel better soon hun 😊

  • Good idea droopyj!

    My dr wants me to take b12 but like Madame , it gives me anxiety so I'll use low dose at bedtime xx

  • Hi Madame ,

    Ya B12 gave me anxiety as well ....that's why I stopped .... I probably should try a lower dose .... Maybe I'm low ??? Not sureπŸ€”

  • Arizona ,are you taking the b-12?? did you read my post about heart palps and dizziness? you ever get that?? let me know please--xxxx MmeT

  • Thank you--Im trying that tonight--hope you are doing well xxx

  • Another flippin cough.... I reckon it's having to get on a bus every day with people who are sick πŸ˜•πŸ˜ͺπŸ˜ͺ

    Didn't cough this much when I smoked πŸ˜•πŸ™€πŸ™€πŸ™€πŸ˜Š

  • feather-loss disorder has mysteriously re-emerged, this time in penguins on the Antarctic Peninsula you'd better get the cough checked out.

  • Lmao πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

  • lmao

  • 5000 mcg of b-12 last night--and went just fine--I think part of anxiety was reading on other sites about side effects-scared.I first started taking 2500 mcg--halfin am and half at night--then Dr said 5000 a day--so Im going to keep trying since it worked last night--I mentioned in another post about eye twitching for wks and hands and feet tingling--but don't think mentioned that has stopped so I was starting to have neurological symtoms&since it has abated maybe the pills are starting to work--Its only been a week and I want to be ok cuz so miserable--will keep you posted--Let me kno what you do and if it helps--Im going to do some research and see if this is common with smokers or those that have quit==Hang in there MmeT

  • Hi, hope you are feeling a bit better. This B12 thing goes on and on it must be awful. And now it seems like you have your very own internet troll! You are now like a celebrity Madame-T hello magazine exclusive. lol.

    Well off to bedie bies, hope the rest of your day is good you're probably watching more 6 feet under and having something delicious to eat

  • Food Update: I had sesame chicken and it was mah-velous dahlink

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  • went to sleep at 9 --so godawful fatigued with this crap-- im going to wait the weeknd and take it easy and see how I am first of the week--if no better in I go--I was on the phone tonight crying about being unwell--Maybe a big baby--but think I needed a good cry--and so much for that-.. I don't want my own troll--I hope IT goes away----As for 6 feet under--have you seen it?? Oh its so good--I am on disc 4 of 28--and 3 or 4 episodes of an hour on each disc.. I love binge tv watching--its like more ,more and there is more--You kno how addiction works--but this one don't kill you--Hugs to you and the Tobe

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