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What are the symptoms of vitamin B12 deficiency?

Discussion in 'Other Health Conditions and Diabetes' started by Totto, Nov 8, 2014.

  1. Kat100

    Kat100 · Guest

    Hi totto , I am b12 and iron deficient ....

    Extreme tiredness is awful along with those thinkling painful toes which you mention , as my levels drop the pains can get worse along with hands that become a bit clumsy ....muscle ache to ....you have to look after yourself like you do with diabetes....

    Memory , well,foggy at times ...

    Sweating and breathing problems at times , those are part of the overall picture ...

    Thyriod ....low

    Feet nose and toes can also,get very cold ..so,you have to keep coping with being over warm or freezing...

    Speech and swallowing can also,be effected ....but once a person starts treatment ...things do improve ...but you know when you need top,ups ...

    Hope all is ok with you ...Kat
     
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    this is too difficult two Don't have diabetes · Well-Known Member

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    I sweat much less and breathe better too. Hands feet and nose and ears feel cold. I think I could push a nail file through my ear lobes without pain.
     
  3. Kat100

    Kat100 · Guest

    My ears are so painfull at times ....horrid ...I am going to get some ear drops from gp later this week I hope ..
    Breathing does improve with higher levels ..I can never keep high levels ....
     
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    this is too difficult two Don't have diabetes · Well-Known Member

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    This is the forum where we like each others torture.
     
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  5. Kat100

    Kat100 · Guest

    No torture :eek:
     
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  6. izzzi

    izzzi Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi, @Totto , sounds a bit like "Morton’s neuroma" I am sure your Locum will soon give you proper advice and treatment.
    The only reason I am saying Morton's is because of the shoes we wear and I live in Northants (home of good fitting shoes)
    Even how we rest or position our feet/toes can trigger some nerves to misbehave.
    Just another thought :)
     
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  8. Totto

    Totto Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    So feeling cold at least hands and feet has to do with vit B12? I thought it was my thyroid playing up again.

    Sweating has to do with low B12 too? I thought it was menopause.

    Have ordered the 5 mg hydroxycobalamin from Jarrows, should arrive end of next week.
     
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  9. Kat100

    Kat100 · Guest

    I hate my B12 problem ..I have an 8 wk Injection .....for the last five weeks...I have been told they are for life ....the tablets are just to slow ...to get in the blood stream ...you have to order to your own b12,.,?,,,take care....Kat
    I know the difference between the B12 sweating and the menopause lol :D
     
  10. Totto

    Totto Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    What about hair and nails?
     
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    Totto Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    You get b12 from meat and eggs, don't you? I eat a lot of eggs and quite a lot of meat too. I haven't eaten that much liver lately though.
     
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  12. Kat100

    Kat100 · Guest

    For me @Totto B12 will not get absorbed ...
    Yes to hair and nails being affected ....
     
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    Do you have intrinsic factor issues Kat?
     
  14. Kat100

    Kat100 · Guest

    Hi Thank you for asking ....the last test was just ok re the intrinsic factor but it was done a few years ago now ...
    Malabsorption problems ...yes.....
     
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    I think the clumsy hands was the first thing I was aware of. It got to the point that I could not even write. I only get the odd tingle now in my pinkies. At its worst one or both of my hand could. be totally numb when I woke up and it could take till afternoon to completely go. The soles of my feet feel like they squelch like raw steak when I stand on them. my hands and feet are much colder than they ever were before. If I hold one hand above my head for 5 seconds, it is very, very pale when I then hold it next to the other hand.
     
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  16. Kat100

    Kat100 · Guest

    There a lot of symptoms ...some confuse the diabetes ...
    When I hear eat spinach ...I think but that does not get absorbed like we might think it does ...this food is complex ...along with all,our other health issues ...
    Yes I understand the tinkling of hands and feet ....and clumsy hands ...yes I found my writting was just was just awful ...it is a strange thing isn't it ...
    Take care ...Kat
     
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    Enclave Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member
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    I used to have a pet mouse .. He was called Thomas Hestion Charles ..... He was lovely .. The best friend my wife has ever had apart from me and the hounds. Problem with mice they don't live very long :(
     
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  18. Totto

    Totto Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Current complaints:
    Tiredness, memory problems, inertia, funny feet, unstable and tend to fall to the right (and I actually am a bit of a leftie), tinnitus without any known cause, butterfingered, ridged nails, thinning hair of bad quality, suddenly increased amount of grey hair - oh well, not really premature I guess - sore tongue, numb patches on thighs, arrhythmia and my hands have started to feel funny too recently. And I often have difficulties remembering peoples names.

    What of the above might be B12 deficiency, thyroid or diabetes?

    Spoke with DSN today and she is convinced possible neuropathy has nothing to do with diabetes, she actually isn't sure I have diabetes at all as my HbA1c is normal. Stupid woman. She went on to explaining to me that my B12 was perfect and ruled out deficiency. I got the impression she didn't believe vitamin B12 deficiency really existed.
     
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  19. Kat100

    Kat100 · Guest

    Don't know veggie ...
     
  20. Kat100

    Kat100 · Guest

    @Totto have you had any blood tests taken for the symptoms you describe ....how are your iron levels...hope you don't mind me asking ...
     
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