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6/27/12 6:33 A

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I started taking a B12 supplement after starting on Metformin and feeling absolutely exhausted. Did anyone else experience this symptom with Met? I have been taking a multivitamin and a B12 supplement since then and have been feeling much better and more alert during the day.

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3/30/12 2:16 P

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I saw a nutritionist last year and she told me that the deficiency of B12 causes one to feel lethargic and sluggish. It also obstructs weight loss, so make sure you are NOT DEFICIENT in B12. Vitamin D also aids weight loss but more importantly it helps your body absorb calcium. If you are deficient in Vit D then the calcium you are consuming is being thrown out by your body.

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1/30/12 3:24 P

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I would've thought that it depends on the doseage in your multivitamin.It is hard to overdose on B12 because it's water slouble so excess B12 doesn't get stored in your body, but flushed away in your urine. However, if you eat fortified cereals and green leafy vegetables I wouldn't have thought you'd need extra on top of your multivit.

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1/30/12 1:12 P

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Thank you NTREASE1 for raising this topic. I have a question too. Can you take b12 supplements in addition to your multivitamin ?

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1/30/12 10:39 A

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Thank you so much! I'm just trying to learn as much as I can about PCOS, what I should do, how I should do it, what diet I should be on. I never feel like I have enough information and so many people I run into at work claim to know someone with it and the information they give me is almost always complete opposite of what I was told by my doctor, researched, etc. It is crazy!

Any tips on diet and vitamins are welcome.

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1/30/12 9:52 A

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I've been taking 1000ug of B12 for the last 5 months just incase. It contributes to energy metabolism and reduction of tiredness and fatigue too so it's no bad thing to take anyways!!

If you want be a butterfly then you you have to want to fly so badly that you are prepared to give up being a caterpillar.


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1/30/12 9:32 A

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I was deficient in B12 and vitamin D even before I started Metformin. I actually take weekly B12 shots and a high dose of Vitamin D weekly.

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1/30/12 9:25 A

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I started metformin last week. I read that it can sometimes make you B12 defifient which then makes you B6 deficient and being either of those is not good. So I decided to purchase a B12 vitamin to make sure my body is getting what it needs. Am I doing the right thing or are there any opinions against it? Just curious since I've only known I have had PCOS for 2 weeks.

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