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Dec 28, 2007 - 5 comments
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pins and needles

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tingling

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heavy legs

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started in legs

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burning legs

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now all over body

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started 1 year ago

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brain scan OK

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little blood work

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no urine sample

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had one B12 shot

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x-rays of lower back

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adult acne

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damaged tail bone



During the past year I first noticed my legs felt unsteady and at times a slight feeling of heavyness, as time went on I felt like my legs were two stumps and was very difficult to climb stairs. I am only 130 lbs and in good physical condition. Shortly after the heavy legs started, I felt tingling and then burning in my legs. This got progressively worse in time and now this pins and needles are not only in my legs but my arms and head, back. The burning is more regular in my legs. I have been to a doctor that gave me a B12 shot but have had little to no change in my condition, I went for a brain scan which showed slight leasions but nothing obvious to be concerned about. I do feel increasingly tired than normal. I walk guite a lot for at least an hour a day if possible, this does not worsen this condition as a matter of fact it feels better when I walk instead of sitting. I have had an injury on my tail bone when I was young but my doctor told me the problem would be more localized not all over my body as I have. I have been at a few tests but the doctor is ordering a few tests at a time instead of a total analysis. She hasn't even ordered a urine test for me yet or a test for  diabetis. I am not sleeping well now with this condition bothering me all night. I need some answers or suggestions please. When the doctor says call me in a month for another B12 shot, my illness progression needs to be delt with now. I have read quite a bit on different topics but as you know, you could find yourself having all the symtoms in each piece of literature you read. I have found the B12 deficiency quite interesting, I did take a lot of Tetracyline when I was younger and was on the pill for approx 14 years.  I have adult acne.

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by Venora Moonwind, Dec 28, 2007
Get your thyroid tested and post your labs.
Love Venora

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by elaine1972, Feb 12, 2008
I was recently diagnosed with b12 deficiency and I am getting weekly injections for 4 weeks to start and then going to monthly (or possibly a daily pill or nasal spray depending on my levels after the 4 weeks) because they said I needed to build up my stores in my body more quickly to make the symptoms go away and reverse any neurological damage that may have occurred.  The monthly shot is not enough to start with!  Some research says that you should have daily injections for a week then weekly for a month and then monthly for life in order to replenish and then maintain your b12 levels.  Were you tested before you got the injection? What was your level if so?  Mine was 330 which is not really that low but I was having the same neuro symptoms you are.  If you have already had a b12 injection w/out having been tested then the results will be useless--your levels will now likely be in the normal range in your blood but if you are still having symptoms then you may need the more frequent injections to start with.  

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by Gena1994, Feb 12, 2008
Has anyone had any experience with Vitamin B12 shots?  Cyanocobalamin? or is there another kind that is better to reverse neurological symptoms?  How long does it take for the symptoms to subside?  Particularly burning patches that move from spot to spot throughout your body.  My blood serum B12 level was 383 prior to having injections which I have had over the lasts few weeks (daily and now weekly - cyanocobalamin).  However, my doctor would only give me 100 mcg per day, not the 1000 I have seen recommended in books.  I am now receiving 1000 mcg once per week.

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by Veda229, Jul 08, 2008
I am having almost exactly the same symptoms as you for the past year but also bowel problems for the last 20 years which nobody can find out exactly what is wrong.  I am now due to see a neuro surgeon next week but have been making my own investigations.  I fell on my tailbone many years ago- was in pain for days but never taken to the doctor-felt deformed in that area afterwards.  I have come to the conclusion that I have a damaged tailbone and it can cause bowel and spinal nerve problems.  I have had a cervical spine MRI scan so far which showed degeneration of the spine entrapping nerve roots and will have to have another MRI of the rest of the spine.  I have always been very fit and still weight train 3 or 4 times a week, but this is all very stressful now and feel exhausted most of the time.  My B12 result was fine also.
Veda  

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by healthytipsgirl, Dec 08, 2008
   I many clients living quite well with neuropathy. One of the biggest helpers in their vitamin regiment is Vitamin B12 Injections.  I had them trying pills at first but with little success, then a fellow healer  tipped me on to injections and they worked great.
Not all B12 is created equal, so beware; you want to use CYANOCOBALAMIN INJECTION USP in 1000mcg version. Buy it in 30ml bottles for best value, keep it at room temperature and away from light, so keep it in the little box it comes in. Usually the product has a year shelf life.
I will share a link from the best place my clients have gotten it from and it is on line www.b12-shot.com
I normally don't share links but this is going into your body so get it from a good place, Canada has the highest quality stuff out there and I have used this place numerous times myself, it always is a fresh batch with long expire date    


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