Saturday, 25 October 2008

B12

Mister- you are possibly right...

SO I reckon Im low on vitamin b12:

"Individuals with stomach and small intestinal disorders may be unable to absorb enough vitamin B12 from food to maintain healthy body stores. Intestinal disorders that may result in malabsorption of vitamin B12 include:Sprue, often referred to as Celiac Disease (CD), is a genetic disorder. People with CD are intolerant to a protein called gluten. In CD, gluten can trigger damage to the small intestines, where most nutrient absorption occurs. People with CD often experience nutrient malabsorption. They need to follow a gluten free diet to avoid malabsorption and other symptoms of CD. Crohn's Disease is an inflammatory bowel disease that affects the small intestines. People with Crohn's disease often experience diarrhea and nutrient malabsorption. "

Vitamin B-12 deficiency can potentially cause severe and irreversible damage, especially to the brain and nervous system. At levels only slightly lower than normal, a range of symptoms such as fatigue, depression, and poor memory may be experienced.[20] However, these symptoms by themselves are too nonspecific to diagnose deficiency of the vitamin.
Vitamin B-12 deficiency can also cause symptoms of mania and psychosis."



Symptoms of B-12 deficiency and B-12-related anemia include:
Feeling tired or weak
Pale appearance to the lining of lower eyelids
Palpitations, fast or irregular heart beat.
Faintness and breathlessness.
Hair loss
Bruising that occurs without reason
Dizziness
Long or unusually heavy menstrual periods



SO this can explain.. my mood swings..my palpitations, my bruising, dizziness, bad menstrual periods, PMDD, tiredness...!! All I need is injections, patches or nasal spray of vitamin b12.. lets see if this works... I could be a better person for this.... worrying is also a symptom..imagine me, without the mood swings, worry, PMDD and tiredness...!!!!


2 comments:

mister said...

You wouldn't need a god, you'd be a goddess!

That's really interesting about b12. Listening to your body even when it's complaining is the way to go - good work!

Harrier said...

Well then Doctor lol, good diagnostics, see if it helps but I would add a good dose of vitamin C too, will help with infection and strength.

But without some of the last symptoms like tiredness, mood swings and worry, would you really be YOU !

Get well soon sweetheart.

Steve.