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6/2/13 7:10 A

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I also get a vitamin B12 injection every 3 months, mainly for
the thalassemia. Gain, tahnk you Mzz for being here for us.
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6/1/13 9:10 P

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Thank you for the feed back regarding B-12. Good to know what to watch out for.

Lesson learned. Move on.


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6/1/13 5:41 P

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Excellent, Live!

Always appreciated is more tinder to the information fire!
Again, another good reason to TEST.
And why too much isn't necessarily better, sometimes its overdose.

That Leber's disease sounds terrible, it seems to predominate in males although its genetically inherited thru mitochondrial DNA meaning the mom is responsible for passing the trait along.

I'd like our forum to be one where anyone can come and safely discuss what they think and why, present ideas and discoveries. That way we can debate issues and come to a greater understanding of our bodies.

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6/1/13 5:21 P

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Here's what I found about taking excess B12:

Taking too much B12 include mild diarrhea, skin rashes, hives, breathing problems and heart palpitations; more common when the vitamin is given by injection.

Vitamin B12 can have negative psychological side effects, including panic, anxiety attacks and insomnia, which can lead to breathing problems and heart palpitations created by panic and anxiety.

If you have a family medical history of Leber’s disease, a hereditary condition that causes the optic nerve to atrophy, you should ask a doctor before taking B12 as large doses can cause early onset of the disease or cause the optic nerve to atrophy more rapidly.
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I take a high level of B12, so maybe that is part of the cause of my increase in anxiety and insomnia. So, I guess I will cut back. My test numbers (also) show my number to be over the top. I used to have really severe B12 deficiency, so I didn't want to cut back. But, I guess now I will.

I too want to thank Mzzchief for ALL the work you do for us. I know I haven't expressed it, but I do deeply appreciate it!!!
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6/1/13 11:48 A

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hey Winner!

So much of the time I feel as if I'm sending homing pigeons into a hurricane with my countless recommendations and Mommy-ing, as so very few of them come back! haha
Glad some of the info I posted is working... I appreciate the positive feedback very much.
Nothing makes my day more than learning someone is finally feeling better.

There are some things that people with thyroid issues seem to have problems with... b12/folate, anemia and vitamin D... that's why there's a Team Message on our weekly Thyroid Community Team Digest to get yourself tested. Particularly if you are still having symptoms.

Thanks Sandy for your valuable feedback... this is why we recommend TESTING first to make sure we're not overdosing ourselves. Also...meat isn't the only source of B12... some of us have bacteria in our small intestine that make it, too.

I guess the thing to remember here, is that more isn't necessarily better... sometimes its overdose!
You've got be like Goldilocks... pick and choose carefully until you find out what's "just right" for you.

Have a fab Saturday!
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Just to let everyone know, not all women need supplemental B-12 as they age if they're eating enough meat. I was under the impression that as we age, we all run low on B-12, so when I bought my 85 year old Mom her B-12, I picked up some dots for myself. I figured I was 55 at the time, I must surely need it! At my next endo appointment, I mentioned that I had started taking the B-12, so the doc tested my levels for that as well as the usual. She called me after the b/w came back and said that I should take it once a week instead of every day because my levels were so high the lab couldn't measure them. hehe. So the next time I had b/w, she tested it again. STILL too high to measure, so I just stopped taking it. Lesson learned!

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6/1/13 8:50 A

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I made just 3 changes to my diet and I can't believe how good I feel. I cut out gluten (at least the obvious gluten) added B-12 and choline. This must be how people with no thyroid issues feel. Even though my thyroid levels are good I was still tired but this last week I had energy into the evening.

Thank you Mzzchief for recommending B-12 dots.

Lesson learned. Move on.


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