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Old 12-28-2004, 10:02 PM   #1
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Question Increase Levels Of B-12

HELLO YOU GUY'S,
I'M BACK AGAIN, JUST WONDERING IF ANY BODY ELSE DIAGNOSED WITH (MS) HAS NOTICE THAT THERE B-12 LEVELS ARE ELEVATED? MINE ARE AT 1566, WHEN THE PHRIPHAL RANGE IS 211 TO 911. IS THIS COMMON WITH SOME OF US? I DON'T TAKE VITAMINS EVERYDAY SO THIS IS SOMETHING THAT MY BODY IS PRODUCING ON IT'S OWN.

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Old 12-29-2004, 08:19 AM   #2
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Re: Increase Levels Of B-12

Very interesting. Hum, I don't know what my B12 levels are but I had always heard the recommendation for MSers to increase their b12 levels...

 
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Old 12-29-2004, 08:24 AM   #3
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Re: Increase Levels Of B-12

Hi Anseay,
Are you officially diagnosed with MS? High vitamin B levels can cause very similar symptoms as MS. In fact, when trying to find out what is causing MS-type symptoms, one of the first tests a doctor will do is Vitamin B levels to rule that out. If you do have MS for sure, then you need to talk to your doc about what can be done about the B levels being too high because they probably increase your symptoms.

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Old 12-29-2004, 08:59 AM   #4
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Re: Increase Levels Of B-12

I thought LACK of B12 caused neurological symptoms? The threshold for toxicity for B12 is very high.

 
Old 12-30-2004, 08:24 AM   #5
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Re: Increase Levels Of B-12

You might be right about the B12 - not sure. I know that excess B6 can cause neuropathy (and one or two more of the B vitamins.) I wonder if a person's B12 is elevated if other B levels are, too..?

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Old 12-30-2004, 08:27 AM   #6
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Re: Increase Levels Of B-12

Yes, I'm an MS"ER and have been on rebif treatment since august. 44mcg's 3x week.
7 brain leisons, oct test shows damage to the left optic nerve. Spinals clear but abnormal. (what ever that means) No leisons on the c & l spine. Headaches, tremors, balance, depth perseption (hard time walking in the dark ). nerve ending on the arms deterating, causing the burning sinsation, spastics in really werid places. There's more but the bottom line I walked around with a diary for almost 1 1/2 years before getting diagnosed.
What ever is going on with my b-12 it's doing it on it's own. I go to my new neurogoist on January 6, and the gp on the January 7.

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