B12 deficiency & bladder problems

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Hi I've been told that I have vitamin b12 deficiency & that it's what is causing all my problems of extreme tiredness, headaches, pain, weakness in my legs & hands, vision problems, shaking, numbness etc I was originally told it was possible that I have ms by another Dr because of my symptoms but my neurologist insists that its just a b12 deficiency (he's only done a blood test nothing else) even tho I have other symptoms including urine incontinence where I literally loose the contents of my bladder all at once it's literally like I have dropped a water balloon at my feet & splatters everywhere to top it off I don't even feel like I need to go when it happens. Anyway I'm not sure that the b12 deficiency is the only thing I have because I got my 1st shot Monday & I haven't gotten any relief yet & I had another incident last night of loosing my bladder after standing. My question is has anyone else had that problem? Thais so much for any help or advice!

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    Hi - I can relate to your symptoms.

    Can you please tell me what was your B12 level.

    Apart from most of the symptoms you mentioned, I also had mild bladder incontinence.

    And trust me that you are not going to get relief only after 1 shot, it's a journey.

    I am 36 and a month ago I used to feel like I am 80. I still not fully recovered after 8 shots and 1500 MCG oral B12 daily.

    Every person is different and hence there recovery time also differs.

    Any nerve damage takes more time to heal. But if it's B12, you shall recover with in 2-3 months though you still may experience some of the symptoms every now and then. Please make a list of symptoms you encounter and monitor their intensity, I wish you a speedy recovery.

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    I am not a medically trained person but have had P.A. (a form of B12 deficiency) for over 46 years and although I'm not "bladder incontinent" I do suffer from the need of frequent urination, 

    You may need to get your Folate level tested as frequent urination can lead to a deficiency and there is a complex interaction between folic acid, vitamin B12 and iron. A deficiency of one may be "masked" by excess of another so the three must always be in balance.

    Symptoms of a folate deficiency can include:

    symptoms related to anaemia

    reduced sense of taste

    diarrhoea

    numbness and tingling in the feet and hands

    muscle weakness

    depression

    Initially, replacing B12 will lead to a huge increase in the production of blood cells and platelets (which occurs in the bone marrow) and can lead to rapid depletion of folate and iron stores; this can then limit the expected recovery of Haemoglobin.

    Both iron and folate may be needed so please have these levels checked by your doctor.

    I wish you well 

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