Is B12 Deficiency Related to Vertigo?

by Laurel
(Buffalo, NY, USA)

My B12 level is 200. For many years, I have experience fibromyalgia, psoriasis on my scalp, hair loss, and back pain. Most recently, I was diagnosed with GI bacterial overgrowth (and have IBS).

However, for the last 12 months, I have been experiencing Vertigo, especially when I get a sinus infection, that last longer each time I get it. Usually about 3 weeks. Is there a correlation between low B12 and Vertigo?

Hoping the combination of both will help me improve because I have missed out so much in life because of my back pain, and now adding Vertigo to this is the worst.


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Resolve your deficiency and find out
by: Kerri Knox, The Immune Queen

Why not just resolve your deficiency and find out if the vertigo goes away? You are quite severely deficient in vitamin B12, so resolve your deficiency. If your vertigo goes away, voila, you have found out for yourself what the cause of your vertigo is.

To play the 'devil's advocate' so to speak, there are many causes of vertigo, and lets say that I found absolutely clear research saying that vitamin B12 deficiency was correlated to vertigo... but your vertigo did not go away when you resolved your Vitamin B12 deficiency.

Would that help you that I found all of that research? Nope, because that there might be a connection is worthless to you if it doesn't go away.

Also on the devil's advocate side, what if there is no research, and I told you this, but your vertigo went away with correcting your B12? Obviously, it will have been correlated for YOU, and that is all that is important to you, right?

So, find out if it is for you. Any research that I might provide you is meaningless. Correct your deficiency and find out for yourself. You are going to correct your deficiency anyway, aren't you?

Vertigo and Memory Problems due to B12 deficiency?
by: Anonymous

I was diagnosed through a blood test of low B12. Before taking a supplement, I researched and found what I now believe was the proper supplement, and my B12 is in the high side of normal. I've had many bouts of Vertigo. I have not had once since my B12 improvement, but it's odd that my vertigo symptoms have recently disappeared. Coincidence? Also, I noticed mild cognitive decline in the last year especially, and am wondering if the B-12 deficiency has anything to do with it. It seems that there is not enough studies, etc., on cognitive issues related to deficiencies. I'm not sure if a B-12 deficiency would've set me back regarding my cognitive decline, but I am journaling my cognitive behaviors and hope that IF the B-12 had anything to do with it, that my cognitive decline may not slide further.

That is my hope, but I am not putting all of my eggs in the B-12 basket. I have recently ordered a high quality fish oil that I now take on a daily basis, and my order will be re-filled when I am ready to run out. There may be something to this B-12 along with other possibilities (other than genetic links...which I don't have), so I am researching all possibilities.

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