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Posted by Roberta on September 27, 2000 at 22:24:23:

In Reply to: Balance/ Dizziness posted by Alice on May 29, 2000 at 22:52:42:

: I have read through some of your posts. I have noticed that some of you have problems with balance and dizziness. I have been having these symptoms since Oct 99, along with others such as pins/needles feeling on my body, speech and vision problems,itching clumsiness, memory loss and always tired, feeling that I do not really know where the floor is at and basically having problems walking.

Alice,

I definitely think you have a b-12 deficiency from the symptoms you are describing. I am only 27 and have Pernicious Anemia. It took a while for my Doctor to finally figure it out but he finally did. You really should ask your Doctor to take blood to check your B-12. I was complaining about being off balance for over a year before he finally checked my B-12. I was checked for thyroid, diabetes...all kinds of things, I had never even heard of B-12 or Pernicious Anemia before he finally said, Gee, I wonder if you have a B-12 deficiency. Yes, I did it was down to 120 and now I am at 960 because I get shots every other week. Well, good luck and keep us posted.

Roberta

: I feel like I am drunk and this weekend was one of my worst with the balance/dizziness.

: I have had MRI of the ear and of the brain and they are all negative. I am currently on valium for the dizziness because my dr seems to think that it is something to do with my inner ear.

: Last month I had to get a physical for my job and I was in the office last week to get a shot that I needed. The nurse on the way out of the office said "Oh by the way you might be anemic, some of your blood cells were low".

: I was in a hurry to pick up my daughter from school so I told her I would go back later.

: Do any of you think that these are symptoms of anemia?
: What are the "numbers" that I should be looking for that would indicate anemia?

: Do these "numbers" change as to what time of the month it is?

: By the way what do you mean by having an unsteady gait?

: Why do some people that have anemia have balance problems?
: Thanks in advance,
: Alice


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