Vitamin B12 Deficiency, MS and Parkinson's

I was diagnosed at the first of May with severe B12 deficiency, Level 43. I had parkinsons,ms,neurophy in hands and feet etc. I read the information on your site & have been taking Methylcobalamin B12 8000 mcg (4 per day). I'm getting so much better but I still have the tremors (not so severe) &the MS symptoms.


I seem to get really jittery if I take more. Am I taking the right dosage to help my health? And for how long do I continue this dosage and when do I need to take less. I have recently experienced a lot of nausea. My level of D3 was 30. My doctor put me on 20,000 per day which I am lowering to 15,000 this week. Any help you can give me would be greatly appreciated. The doctors don't seem to know a lot about vitamin deficiency.

Sincerely,
Mary

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B12 and Vitamin D
by: Kerri Knox, RN- The Immune Queen!

Hi Mary,

Wow! I'm so glad that your symptoms are improving. It sounds like you are off to a great start and that you are doing some good things for yourself.

So, yes. If you've found a level of B12 that relieves your symptoms and more makes you jittery, then stay where you are. If you have MS and Parkinson's, this is going to be a long-term strategy and not a couple of months long journey.

As far as the jitteryness and nausea, some of that could be the vitamin D. Be sure that you take your vitamin d with food to make it easier on your stomach and make sure that your vitamin d is oil free- or 'dry' so that any oil in there that may be rancid won't be a factor.




Also, if you are not taking magnesium with your vitamin d that could be making you jittery. Please see my page on Magnesium and Vitamin D to better understand why I recommend that no one EVER takes vitamin d without taking magnesium - and ideally a multivitamin for those cofactors that help convert nutrients that we may not even KNOW about yet!

Also, if you've not gone on a Gluten Free Diet, I would consider that a priority! There have actually been some good research showing improvement on a gluten free diet- particularly a vegetarian gluten free diet with no processed foods.

So start there, that'll be enough for you to start on for the time being...


Kerri Knox RN Immune Health Queen

Kerri Knox, RN- The Immune System Queen
Functional Medicine Practitioner
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Symptoms Only
by: Mary

Thanks so much for your answer. I looked at the site and I did not make one thing clear in my question. I have ms & parkinsons symptoms. The doctors cannot currently find any evidence that I have either disease, just the symptoms. Is your answer still the same?

Sincerely,
Mary

That's even Better
by: Kerri Knox, RN- The Immune Queen!

Hi Mary,

Yes. Actually, that's an even better situation to be in because then you are not being given a bunch of crazy drugs that may do more harm than good.

I LOVE symptoms with no diagnosis and I think that people often have a better shot at overcoming problems using these alternative methods because western medicine doesn't have any answers and people are more willing to look for answers elsewhere as you are.

So, yes. Answers are the same and let me know if I can help in any way...


Kerri Knox RN Immune Health Queen

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

 


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Dossing less effective Methylcobalamin B12 and MD
by: Anonymous

Hello,
I have A typical limb girdle MD. I have also been diagnosed with fibromyalgia. I have also had some problems with long term nerve damage they simply cannot decide what to attribute it too. I have had my B levals tested and they were around 300 so my neurologist not knowing what else to do put me on vitamin b12 shots.

I on disability due to all my health issues and the type of shots he has prescribed is the most popular non Methylcobalamin B12. He had me on 1000 with 1cc per day and then dropped to once per week now that it had been several months six I think. I still have not noticed a difference and I am wondering if I might need a higher dosage with the less efficient form of vitamin b

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