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Weakness due to vitamin B12 deficiency - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hi, may I answer your health queries right now ? Pleas
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   I am Dr.
User :   hi
User :   I have allergy and taking MontAir LC and AB Phylline
Doctor :   ok
User :   Does it cause low immune sysem?
User :   I also have Vit B12 deficiency
Doctor :   No MontAir LC will not decrease the immunity
Doctor :   AB phylline is used for cough
Doctor :   it also does not decrease the immunity
User :   I am taking elder vit 12 injection per week. Do I need to take other B12 oral tablets also?
Doctor :   If you are taking injections regularly u do not need oral medicines
User :   I have all the symptoms of Vit B12 deficiency. Whenever I take injection I feel great but after 5-6 days I again start experiencing weakness.
Doctor :   I will recommend serum Vit B1 levels day befoore u take the injection
Doctor :   ok
User :   Is it a test?
Doctor :   If the serum levels are with in normal range, it means injections are enough
Doctor :   But even if u take tablets , it does not hurt u
Doctor :   Yes
Doctor :   it is blood test
User :   ok so you are suggesting B1 test also rite?
Doctor :   Sorry it is Vitaqmin 12 levels
Doctor :   I wrongly types Vit B1
User :   ok. I just took 2 injections only
Doctor :   What did your doctor recommended?
User :   10 injections
User :   my test levels are 280
Doctor :   Do you what is the reason for Vit B12?
Doctor :   The normal blood level of vitamin B12 ranges between 200 and 600
User :   doctor told me its 200-900 but for my age it should be above 450
Doctor :   When was it done? When you were diagnosed? or after you got the shots?
Doctor :   Yes
Doctor :   Your value is on the lower side. it should be in the middle or higher end
Doctor :   After 10 shots you can take monthly shots
Doctor :   Plus you can take oral Vit B 12 now onwards
User :   what is the name of the tablet?
Doctor :   wait ...
Doctor :   MECOBAL-OD® [tab]
User :   Also I heared that Vit B is water soluable and does not get store in body. So does the effect of injection get vanished in 3-4 days?
Doctor :   Yes
Doctor :   it does not stay longer
Doctor :   You need to measure the levels
Doctor :   After weekly shots, you need to get monthly shots
Doctor :   After you finish the 10 weeks course , After 1 month repea the levels
User :   ok
Doctor :   if the levels are in highnormal, like 900 , y can post pone the shots
Doctor :   If still in the range of 200-600 u need to to get the shots
Doctor :   Do u follow me?
Doctor :   But all during the course u can take tablets
User :   yes
Doctor :   DO u have any more questions?
User :   yes one last question. I find all B12 contain Methylcoblamin and not cynacoblamin. Which is better. Plz excuse for spelling misake.
Doctor :   It is the same
Doctor :   they work same
Doctor :   I told u this previously also
Doctor :   bye
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