B 12

September 6, 2011 at 9:16 pm

[QUOTE=Comfortably numb]Hello friends….. Happy fathers day to all the dads out there.

My neuro just called with the results of my latest bloodwork. She explained that my B-12 level was low…300…
My understanding is the normal range is 200–1100.
She thinks that this can certainly contribute to the symptoms I have with a chronic neuropathy ( CIDP ).

I will see my primary care Dr. this week to explore treatment to boost my
B-12 levels. I take a multi-vitamin, but apparently this is not enough.
Has anyone here experienced a reduced B-12 level ?
What symptoms did you have, and how was the vitamin level boosted.
Did the low B-12 make the symptoms of GBS/CIDP worse ?

As always, thanks for any advice offered. Barry[/QUOTE]
I take 5000 mg B12 several times a day I have ALS with Severe Bulbar palsy
I get it at the health food store The tablet taste fruity and melts under your tongue .. without it I can barely get out of bed . I was looking for Ivig treatments ….. they might hopefully help me


October 24, 2009 at 10:52 am

I take 2500 mg B-12 daily. I does not seem to matter ,,,but I can talk to my doc about it. thanks.


January 6, 2007 at 12:46 pm

🙂 Well now, this is very enlightening, my doctor only gave me 1 shot every few months, maybe that is why I did not feel a difference.


January 4, 2007 at 7:38 am

I am curious as to how many have gotten good results from B-12 shots. My doctor put me through some, but we quit when there was absolutely no change. I am interested in the results of others.


June 17, 2006 at 5:30 pm

At my very first visit at a neurologist’s, he found that I suffered from poly neuropathy, and told me that the three most common causes for this condition were long term alcoholism, diabetes and B-12 deficiency. The two first reasons we could rule out there and then, but since he had to test me for B-12, he ordered me to take five shots of B-12 just to be on the safe side before the test results came through. The shots made no difference, as my B-12 level was absolutely normal.

When I later was dx’ed CIDP, and then later still PDN, there has been no talk of any supplementary B-12, because CIDP has nothing to do with B-12 deficiency.

Of course if your B-12 level has been extremely low over a long period of time, while you are suffering from CIDP at the same time, the deficiency probably will make your symptoms worse. But in the end CIDP and B-12 deficiency are two different conditions altogether.