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B12 deficiency and methycobal - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hello
User :   Hi, I have been diagonised with B12 deficiency and I am taking the methycobal teblat, but the same is not helping
Doctor :   I am Dr OBeroi here
User :   HI
User :   As stated, I am having b12 deficiency and the same is not getting curred irrespective of me taking the medicies and shots
Doctor :   may i know your age and gender please ?
User :   Its M 25
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   when were you diagnosed ?
Doctor :   tell me more in detail about your symptoms ?
User :   around 4 months back, took the shots and was fine for a month but its again starting
User :   The symptoms are basically tiredness, confusion, dizzeness, lack of energy, white spots on forearms, slight headache sometimes etc
User :   and improper movements
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   and then when you took the shots you had relief ?
User :   yes I took shots first for alternative days and thn once a week and thn i was supposed to take once a month but i think i missed few in the last months... have started again and infact have taken around 5 shots in the last month
User :   But this time I dont see much improvement
Doctor :   you need to comply to the doseage that is very important
Doctor :   also do you smoke or consume alcohol ?
User :   yes
Doctor :   Ok did your physician not told you to stop as it can interact with the shots ?
User :   Not really! he just generally advised me, not to smoke or drink!
Doctor :   as alcohol decreases the absorption from the intestine of b12
Doctor :   So that medication is just going waste
Doctor :   now you please follow my advice and stop your alcohol consumption
Doctor :   You also need to avoid citrus fruits

Doctor :   like orange and lemon
Doctor :   As they too can stop the absorption
Doctor :   Do you have any other medical problem ?
User :   not really, was also diagonised with Vitamin D3 deficiency.
User :   and have takem few shots for that as well
Doctor :   You need to be careful in taking the dose on time
Doctor :   and you cannot afford to miss
Doctor :   as it will take time
Doctor :   Its a long process you need to be patience
User :   i understand but its badly affecting my daily life and work.
Doctor :   I can seriously understand your concern
Doctor :   But it does takes time . esp vitamin deficiencies
User :   I am also taking the medicin for Methycobal but seems the same is not helping. I heard that there are few sublingual b12 but couldnt been able to find at any medical store?
Doctor :   to change any medication and its way of taking you need to first get yourself physical examined by the doctor
Doctor :   just going and buying from the medical store is not advisable
Doctor :   i hope you are following me ?
User :   Yes
Doctor :   Good and do take your medication on time and try not to miss then
Doctor :   give it time and you will be absolutely fine
User :   Shd I further go for shots? or just keep taking the medicines!
Doctor :   take the medicines as for now
Doctor :   also you need to follow up with the doctor who was seeing you
User :   sure. Also, what effect does smoking has no absorption of B12?
Doctor :   It is a irritant and can cause damage to the lining which in turn again affects the absorption
Doctor :   You please kindly stop esp alcohol
User :   SURE
Doctor :   till you are perfectly well
Doctor :   Good
User :   And how much time it generally takes to be over with this?
Doctor :   it will take few months
User :   Ok.
Doctor :   Do be patient
User :   I understand. Any other advise?
User :   any further suggestions?
Doctor :   Thats about it and do exercise to keep your metabolism high
Doctor :   for a speedy recovery
User :   Sure.
Doctor :   well take care of your self
User :   On a different note, My doctor also told me last time that I have insects in my stomach. Alny suggestions/advice for that?
Doctor :   you need to take medicines and they are called deworming medications
Doctor :   you can ask your doctor and he will prescribe you
User :   ok
User :   Thank you for your time
Doctor :   Your most welcome
User :   And will follow all ur suggestions
Doctor :   thank you for consulting me
Doctor :   yeah and you will be fine in no time
User :   THanks once ahain
Doctor :   taken care
Doctor :   take**
User :   Thanks
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