B supplements and edoxaban

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Hi, have symptoms of low B12 and have brought a Vitamin B complex supplement to try. Have taken PPI for 15 plus years also have IBS. My question is given I am on a blood thinner are B vit supplements safe to take. There are so many things I can't use. Can't see anything on Google about interactions. Thanks

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    Taking PPI s for so long , will have annihilated your stomach acid , which will mean that you are not absorbing B12 . from your food ( PPIs should NEVER be taken for so long . They should always be temporary . The gut problem should be tackled, not papered over . ) , Also absorbtion of other vitamins and minerals will be affected . But B12 is the most difficult vitamin to absorb . You must try to do with out PPI s and tackle your IBS . i found SYMPROVE probiotic marvellous for that condition . But making ones own probiotics is cheap and effective i.e. organic sauerkraut and kimchi ,proper yoghurt etc

    Its fine to take a b complex if you are on blood thinners , but if you have Pernicious Anaemia , you will not benefit from the B12 in it as you would lack the INTRINSIC FACTOR that is need it to absorb it . VERY BEST WISHES TO YOU .

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      Sorry for late reply. I hate being on ppi's and am gradually weaning myself off. I have haemochromotosis so have high iron. GP testing me for B12 deficiency and magnesium. I have started drinking kefir which I think helps. Will see what tests show and take it from there. Take care

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    I was diagnosed 12 or more years ago, Pernicious Anaemia called then. Join the Pernicious anaemia Society. Best thing I ever did. so much help, ask any questions,help for you , advice for doctors. you won't regret it. You can check if you should or not take other vitamins. I now self inject every 3 weeks thanks to my Dr having a telephone consultation wit Martin Hooper, MBE, the Chairman. Go for it and good luck.

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