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Old 07-02-2008, 02:08 AM   #1
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can b12 deficiency cause lightheadedness or dizzyness?

i recently got a yearly exam and i was b12 deficient, i took sum suppliments and it got better, but my entire life ive been lightheaded 24/7 and its getting worse, ill get dizzy spells and get disorientated, and ive seen all sorts of other specialists, been scanned, poked and prodded. im desperate for an answer, could a low b12 possibly be causing it?

 
Old 07-02-2008, 10:02 AM   #2
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Re: can b12 deficiency cause lightheadedness or dizzyness?

From what I understand it can. Also it may take awhile to build your body back up. I just found out I am D def ...I have been getting dizzy spells which I attribute to that

 
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Old 07-12-2008, 02:07 AM   #3
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Re: can b12 deficiency cause lightheadedness or dizzyness?

Hi yes vitamin b12 deficency can cause dizzyness and it can go that bad you are all over the place and will fall quite often, Your consantration go,s really bad and you can feel you have no engery and sleep alot, I have been diagnoised with vit b12 deficency 3 months ago, I am having injections now ive had 3 and next week i will go for blood test to see were my level is, Ive been told that when iam at the normal level, I will have to have b12 injection every 6 months and a test every year to make sure i do not go deficent again, At the same time ive been diagnoised with hash,s thyrodosis (under active thyroid) and just started levothyroxine 25 mg. on my 27th day now

 
Old 08-07-2008, 11:18 AM   #4
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Re: can b12 deficiency cause lightheadedness or dizzyness?

hi could you tell me what the ranges are for b12 in the uk ,ta shirley

 
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Re: can b12 deficiency cause lightheadedness or dizzyness?

A lot of people who are deficient in B12 also have low ferretin levels, which is your iron storage. Whether you are just low in ferretin or actually anemic, both can cause tiredness, lightheadedness and a host of other symptoms.

Has your doctor ran a full iron test which MUST include ferretin. Even if your ferretin is 'within range' but at the low and of the range, it can still cause side effects. If your ferretin is low, there is a lot of good information over on the Anemia Board.

 
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