Possible B12 deficiency

by Christian
(FL)

I may possibly have a B12 deficiency because I have all the symptoms. I just did an MMA test and am waiting for the results. In the meantime, I was wondering if I could take supplements. Would that hurt me if I wasn't deficient? I'm worried about side effects because every time I take anything it seems to affect me. How much do you think I should take since I don't know yet?


Thanks.

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Taking B12 is Fine
by: Kerri Knox, RN- The Immune Queen!

Hi Christian,

Taking B12 is fine, even if you don't need it. It won't harm you and, if you take Methylcobalamin B12, it can be advantageous in many ways beyond just bringing up B12 levels.

So, feel free to just follow the instructions on the Vitamin B12 Deficiency Treatment page.

But if you DO have low vitamin b12 levels, this is NOT normal!! You should do more investigating and read my page on Causes of B12 Deficiency.

If you're NOT deficient in Vitamin B12, then let me know and we can brainstorm as to why you feel bad.


Kerri Knox RN Immune Health Queen

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Haven't eaten meat
by: Christian

I have a severe Vitamin D deficiency (which is how I found your site) and I was reading that it can cause B12 deficiency. I'm not sure that is true but I haven't been eating any red meat for the last 3 or 4 months so that is possibly why?




I do eat chicken though. My folate levels are fine so I guess that rules out the anemia part. It is very frustrating because my shortness of breath is out of control. I've had an ultrasound of my heart and a chest x-ray that came back normal. I have all the other classic signs of B12 deficiency too. I took a few drops of sublingual Methylcobalamin this morning to see if I can tolerate it and started having palpitations and a stabbing pain in my foot.

I know this could be from the deficiency but I don't think it's a coincidence that it happened right after I took it. If I am allergic, which I know is rare, what is the alternative for people with a deficiency? It may be unlikely but it is possible. Sorry for the long post but this is driving me crazy.

Chicken is meat
by: Kerri Knox, RN- The Immune Queen!

Hi Chrisian,

Unless people are strict vegans their is no reason for them to be Vitamin B12 deficient. And no, vitamin d deficiency does NOT in any way CAUSE vitamin b12 deficiency. However, many people who have both often have an underlying absorption problem- which it sounds like you do.

If you have severe vitamin d deficiency and vitamin b12 deficiency, then it's almost certain that you have some degree of Gluten Sensitivity or even full blown Celiac Disease.

And the symptoms of heart palpitations sounds like it's probable that these are Signs of Magnesium Deficiency.

You and your doctor are finding all these problems, but are not seeing that malabsorption is likely the underlying problem causing all of these.

Vitamin deficiencies are not the PROBLEM, they are symptoms...


Kerri Knox RN Immune Health Queen

Kerri Knox, RN- The Immune System Queen
Functional Medicine Practitioner
Immune System

 


PS: If you found this website helpful, please consider using the
Easy Immune Health Product Store the next time you purchase your supplements online. Your support allows me to keep this site running and educating as many people as possible. Thank you!

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