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i am a 42 year old female. last year i had a tia (mini stroke) followed by severe fatigue, migraines, bone pain, shaking chills with no fever, pale skin and ringing in my ears. they found I have several vitamin deficiencies in b12, folic acid, D and iron but it is unknown as to why. I have had multiple blood tests, any you can imagine, including for leukemia and all negative. i have high leukocytes on the regular and daily runny nose qith occasional sore throat. the day before the mini stroke my skin turned yellow and my left side of my body, mainly my arm, hurt and was very heavy. now i have regular tingling in my hands and feet and almost daily bone pain in my arms and legs. weekly and daily supplements have helped most symptoms but not all. any ideas?? been seeing neurologist and hematologist with no concrete results
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The cause of B12 deficiency is usually due to malabsorption which may also explain other deficiency states.

Excerpt from B12 awareness...

"Causes of Vitamin B12 deficiency:

Decreased stomach acid
Atrophic gastritis
Autoimmune pernicious anemia
Helicobacter pylori
Gastrectomy, intestinal resection
Gastric bypass surgery
Malabsorption syndromes
Crohn’s disease
Celiac disease (gluten enteropathy)
Chronic pancreatitis
Bacterial overgrowth (small bowel)
Fish tapeworm
Malnutrition—Eating disorders
Advanced liver disease
Transcobalamin II deficiency
Inborn errors of B12 metabolism
Certain drugs
Nitrous oxide"


Excerpt from Life Extension -
Is Homocysteine Making You Sick?...

"Studies indicate that people with homocysteine values greater than 8.5 µmol/L are at increased risk of atherosclerosis,10 heart attack,11 and stroke.12

"Numerous factors such as prescription drug use, smoking, alcohol, advancing age, and obesity contribute to elevated homocysteine levels.

B vitamins such as folic acid, vitamin B12, and vitamin B6 help the body maintain homocysteine levels within a healthy range."
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