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I have been diagnosed with suffering from vitB12 deficiency

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I have been diagnosed with suffering from vitB12 deficiency and have had 5 injections of B12 every other day for 2 weeks. This was 4 weeks ago and I haven’t seen much improvement in my symptoms-is there anything else that can be done?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.
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if you are fatigued, you could also have low iron levels as well. were your iron levels checked?

low B12 levels often are associated with low iron levels.

what are your main symptoms? fatigue?

have you had your thyroid hormone levels checke as well?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

my main symptoms are painful restless legs at night,they jump around a lot,I am tired too and have bad memory

Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.
painful restless legs at night time would not be caused by low B12

this could be a separate condition called restless leg syndrome.

there are medications like requip and sinemet which can help this condition.

fatigue can be from you not sleeping well because of your restless leg symptoms at night time

have you talked to your doctor about your painful restless legs at night time?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

Yes I had blood tests for iron and thyroid problems -I was told vit b12 deficiency only

Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.
talk to your doctor about possibility of restless leg syndrome causing your symptoms

ask about medications like Requip (ropinirole) or Sinemet (caribdopa/levodopa) which could help your leg pains and restless symptoms.

and could help you sleep better so you have more energy during the day

do you have other questions?
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