mouth ulcers and facial nerve pain

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Could this be related to the b12 deficiency I have I take folic acid daily and b13 injections every 12 weeks I'm upto date on them all but the corner of my lips are always cracked and past month have had 2 bouts of oral thrush and ulcers. Thanks for any info/advice

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    hi cheryl. firstly, i'm wondering if you mean you are on b12 injections every 12 weeks as opposed to b13.

    from the symptoms you outline, it could well be that you may need to be on the b12 injections more frequently i.e. every 8 weeks instead of 12 weekly. it would also be worth having a check on your current b12 levels to see if you're getting & absorbing sufficient b12.

    also, you could be deficient in b2 (riboflavin) as that deficiency can cause 'angular stomatitis' similar to b12 deficieny. it would be advisable to start on a good vitamin b complex supplement & see if that'll help with the cracked lips. also have a look at the foods that are rich in b12 & b2.

    best of luck.

    Caitlin

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      Hi caution, thank you for your reply it's appreciated, yes b12 injections every 12 weeks sorry my mistake.

      I will definitely get a vitamin b complex supplement on your advice will do no harm in the time ill wait for an appointment with gp then blood tests etc, probably worth my while making an appointment tomorrow,

      The mouth problem wouldn't bother me so much if it didn't stop me eating and I kind of love my food so soup through a straw isnt very good!

      Thanks again for your reply

      cheryl x

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    I've not come across this symptom in relation to B12.  Sore mouth and tongue have been mentioned, and since nerve pain is a common symptom of B12 deficiency, you can't rule it out.  A lowered immune system caused by B12 might encourage mouth infections, I suppose, but I don't feel your symptoms are typical of B12 deficiency.  Anyone else have a view?
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