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#1 debmidge

 
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Posted 02 May 2004 - 12:35 PM

Can anyone comment on this .....what's your experience with this? Do they help the depression and/or neurological symptoms? Anyone get them regularly? If yes, how often is recommended?
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Husband has Celiac Disease and
Husband misdiagnosed for 27 yrs -
The misdiagnosis was: IBS or colitis
Mis-diagnosed from 1977 to 2003 by various gastros including one of the largest,
most prestigious medical groups in northern NJ which constantly advertises themselves as
being the "best." This GI told him it was "all in his head."
Serious Depressive state ensued
Finally Diagnosed with celiac disease in 2003
Other food sensitivities: almost all fruits, vegetables, spices, eggs, nuts, yeast, fried foods, roughage, soy.
Needs to gain back at least 25 lbs. of the 40 lbs pounds he lost - lost a great amout of body fat and muscle
Developed neuropathy in 2005
Now has lymphadema 2006
It is my opinion that his subsequent disorders could have been avoided had he been diagnosed sooner by any of the dozen or so doctors he saw between 1977 to 2003

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Posted 02 May 2004 - 02:10 PM

I get the B12 shots once a month now (I started out getting them every 2 weeks - I'm still at 1000mg but started out at 2000mg) and it took about 2 months of 1 shot per every 2 weeks before I started getting better - I still have the exhaustion and stomach symptoms but the tingling sensations in my feet and hands has improved (I still feel the pins and needles slightly on certain days, but overall things have improved) and my balance is also a bit better...

I think that recommended dose is dependant on low your B12 is - my level was 150 and the normal level starts at 243 or something (???)...My levels have gone up to 278 now, so I'm in the low normal range finally :)

Were you diagnosed with a B12 deficiency?
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Posted 06 May 2004 - 07:56 AM

I have wondered about B12 shots also, especially for one of my boys. He had 70% + of his small intestines removed at 6 days old, including the part that absorbs B12. We were told from the very beginning that B12 shots would be a necessity for him, because of the short gut. He has been tested regularly for vitamin deficiencies and has not had problems that needed to be treated (according to the tests at least) yet. He has taken supplements his whole life and will always take multi-vitamins at least. We have all been taking royal jelly (good source of B vitamins) recently. Does there need to be a noted defficiency, in order for the B12 shots to be ordered ?
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Posted 08 May 2004 - 04:46 AM

I don't think a documented need is required for B shots for this simple reason: My sister in law and mother in law, who are not celiac, at least they've never been tested and I have a suspicion that my sis in law is celiac disease, but anyway they've been getting the shot from their G.P. for about 10 years now. Their complaint is that they are tired and he gives it to them. My brother who is not celiac disease has been getting the shot for about 8 years now but that's because he has neuological symptoms (numbness in legs) and it's apparent he's deficient, but he didn't have a blood test informing him of any deficiency.

I am trying to get my celiac disease husband to get the shot and I need the support of others with celiac disease - this way when I say to him, see others with celiac disease get it and it helps them, he'll do it. He won't do it if it's just me suggesting it to him, even though his own sister gets it for less of a reason than he would.
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Husband has Celiac Disease and
Husband misdiagnosed for 27 yrs -
The misdiagnosis was: IBS or colitis
Mis-diagnosed from 1977 to 2003 by various gastros including one of the largest,
most prestigious medical groups in northern NJ which constantly advertises themselves as
being the "best." This GI told him it was "all in his head."
Serious Depressive state ensued
Finally Diagnosed with celiac disease in 2003
Other food sensitivities: almost all fruits, vegetables, spices, eggs, nuts, yeast, fried foods, roughage, soy.
Needs to gain back at least 25 lbs. of the 40 lbs pounds he lost - lost a great amout of body fat and muscle
Developed neuropathy in 2005
Now has lymphadema 2006
It is my opinion that his subsequent disorders could have been avoided had he been diagnosed sooner by any of the dozen or so doctors he saw between 1977 to 2003

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Posted 13 May 2004 - 12:11 PM

Hi all,

I haven't posted in a while, but feel compelled to add my 2 cents worth. I started getting the B12 shots in December, and was getting them weekly for a while to try and boost the level. Then every other week, and now monthly. The level hasn't gone up dramatically, but I feel soooooooooooooo much better, I cannot fully comprehend how bad I was before I got the shots. That stuff is incredible. :P Plus, I only recently found out that my insurance is helping to pay for them, which is cool!!!
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Posted 13 May 2004 - 12:12 PM

I forgot to say that I no longer have the numbness in my feet like I was having before I was diagnosed, yet another B12 bonus!!!
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