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I was suffering from insomnia for a period of over one year. It began with nocturia (waking up to pee anywhere between once and four times a night, irrelevant to the amount of fluids I took) and slowly became full blown insomnia. At time of onset, I was going through a difficult emotional patch, and even though my emotional status improved quite quickly over the course of 1 month, my symptoms continued nonetheless.
Other than the lethargy and black rings under the eyes that many people report, I slowly began to feel that my heart was the underlying cause for many of my symptoms:
Chest ‘pain’ (more like unease), heart palpitations, border-line low blood pressure, poor circulation (I would wake up in the night with numb hands, irrelevant of my sleeping posture); today I am also of the understanding that the nocturia is also caused from this poor circulation/low blood pressure). All these were aggravated by exercise.
All my blood tests were normal (at the time I didn’t check for B12), except for a borderline low level of platelets (which my records show were already low 4-5 years ago, and in hindsight are indicative of long-lasting B12 deficiency)
After more than 1 year, I discovered that my B12 level was 170 and began taking supplements. It has been 1 month and the brain fog, lethargy and ‘pure’ insomnia symptoms (being unable to fall asleep even though obviously deprived of sleep) are drastically better.
However, many heart-related issues still remain: chest pain, numbness of hands (to the point where I wake up from this symptom), as well as nocturia (which, again, is very clearly related to this heart ‘weakness’)
My questions are:
1) Does anyone relate to these heart symptoms? (Please do not comment regarding the relation between B12 and anemia. I am curious to know specifically if this is something other people who have suffered from B12 deficiency have experienced)
2) If you have experienced these symptoms, how long was needed after supplementing B12 inorder for them to improve?
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