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Vitamin B12 and insomnia - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Can a vitamin B12 taken at night cause disturbed sleep?
Doctor :   Hi
User :   hi
Doctor :   I am Dr. AAAAAAA
User :   have you got my question doc?
User :   Can a vitamin B12 taken at night cause disturbed sleep?
Doctor :   Could You Type it again
Doctor :   Yes i got it now.
Doctor :   How much amount of Vit.B12 are you takionmg ?
User :   1 neurobian forte
Doctor :   Since how long are you taking this pill ?
User :   2-3 years
Doctor :   Yes Insomnia is caused if used for long.
User :   not insomnia
User :   just disturbed sleep
Doctor :   let me search...
User :   what is the alternative then?
Doctor :   ur first Q
Doctor :   Does B12 cause sleep problem is that right?
User :   yes
Doctor :   No it iwll not cause sleep problems
Doctor :   Next Q?
Doctor :   Sorry
User :   you said it can caue insomnia..which is it?
Doctor :   Yes it can cause sleep problems
User :   so what is the alternative - i had a deficiency
User :   and get symptoms if i dont take it for long
Doctor :   There is no alternative to B12
Doctor :   You need to change the life style
Doctor :   like Sleep early
Doctor :   sleep at fixed timings
Doctor :   do yoga or exercise
Doctor :   eat 2 hrs before sleeep
Doctor :   do not watch TV while ggoing to bed
User :   :-). doc all of those happens with me. itis just than the days i take the tablet sleep can be disturbed
Doctor :   obver time theinsomnia get corrects
Doctor :   Then you may need sleeping pills
Doctor :   or anxiety pills
Doctor :   because you can not not stop B12
User :   ok
Doctor :   Take it at AM
User :   ah. thats a good solution
Doctor :   By the way why u take B12
User :   tested low. symtoms - tingling in hands and feet
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   Take early Am
Doctor :   Any other Questions?
User :   thanks. no other question
Doctor :   Didi I annswer ur Q?
User :   yes
Doctor :   OK
Doctor :   Thank you for consultation
Doctor :   Bye
Doctor :   Have a good night
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