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Author Topic: Low B12 - Anyone else experience this?  (Read 1458 times)

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Offline northrock

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Low B12 - Anyone else experience this?
« on: September 20, 2010, 02:01:05 PM »
Doctor just informed me that I have low B12 count.  I've been having some memory issues and he cut back my Zoloft to 100mg a day and then wondered if my B12 was low.  It was so now I have to start weekly B12 shots.  Has anyone else experienced this and what have been issues, etc. with the shots.  Any comments are welcome.
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Offline Miss Philicia

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Re: Low B12 - Anyone else experience this?
« Reply #1 on: September 20, 2010, 02:07:56 PM »
I used to get B12 shots monthly back when I was initially diagnosed.  It's no biggie, if anything it gives you a bit of temporary extra energy from what I recall.
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Offline roy100

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Re: Low B12 - Anyone else experience this?
« Reply #2 on: September 20, 2010, 07:11:31 PM »
Prilosec, ( Omeprazole) , which is prescribed for acid indigestion can cause low B12,
Actually low B12 can cause depression, so after your body gets normal with B12 you might want to check you AD dosage.

Vitamin B12 also comes in sublingual form.

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Diagnosed 18Th March 2010
March 30Th VL +100,000 CD4 46
CD8T  575 CD8 %60.6
On Truvada and Kaletra. . Remeron 15mg  and150 mg  wellbutrin xl for depression. Clonazepan 2 mg to sleep. Omeprazole 20  once a day.
July 17 2010 Vl 362 CD4 155, 6.4 %
CD8T suppressors 1482 CD8% 61.1
 Nov 16 2010: V l 937 CD4 188,10%
CD8T Suppresors 997 CD8%55.8
August 15th 2011 Vl UD, less than 40.
CD4:543(26.7%) CD8:887 (43.6 %) Ratio .61
Jan 14th,2012 ,less than 40.
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Offline zach

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Re: Low B12 - Anyone else experience this?
« Reply #3 on: October 10, 2010, 08:29:09 AM »
i also have low b12, my id doc has me taking a b12 vitamin daily, and i get a shot of it at each visit, the shots are cool, i can tell i feel more "vital" afterwards

Offline peteb

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Re: Low B12 - Anyone else experience this?
« Reply #4 on: October 10, 2010, 11:15:50 AM »
I Take B12 everyday gives me energy but I hope I can get off soon been on 8 months


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