Vitamin b12 and vitamin D deficiency

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Hello,

I am Suman from India. I am 28 years old. Since last one year I was suffering from tailbone pain and it after few months my pain radiate in legs and my upper back. And now I can't sit more then 1 hour a day...Because I feel that my back is going week and mow pain starts in neck and half head and eye also. My heels also have pain and I am feeling so much tired. I was also gone through some family problem since one and a half year and so much tension and depression I faced. Sometimes I feels less control in passing urine.

6 months back I went for MRI of lumber spine. In that we found mild lumber spondylosis, multilevel facet joint arthrosis and some early anterior osteoPhyte at all. I was doing back exercise and also taking medicine but no recovery was seen. Infact condition is going bad day by day. Before 1 year I was completely fit and fine suddenly it all happens

2 days before somebody advised me for vitamin b12 test....and today I got report and it is showing that my vitamin b12 level is 154 and also done my vitamin d test that is 32.

Please give me some advise What to do....in which department I should consult. I went for many docters no one is going to tell what exactly going on..no one is taking me seriously. Please help I was totally on bed rest..and unable to do job and anything.

Kind regards

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    Although your Vitamin B12 is probably flagged as "Normal" (do you know the range <from - to>?) it is at the bottom end of the scale and if you have neurological symptoms it needs to be treated.

    Are you in the UK?

    If you are you need to ask your doctor to treat your neurological symptoms in accordance with the N.I.C.E. Guidelines for the treatment of Vitamin B12 and Folate deficiency per the extract below:

    "Treatment for B12 deficiency

    How should I treat a person with vitamin B12 deficiency anaemia?

    For people with neurological involvement:

    Seek urgent specialist advice from a haematologist.

    Ideally, management should be guided by a specialist, but if specialist advice is not immediately available, consider the following:

    Initially administer hydroxocobalamin 1 mg intramuscularly on alternate days until there is no further improvement, then administer hydroxocobalamin 1 mg intramuscularly every 2 months.

    For people with no neurological involvement:

    Initially administer hydroxocobalamin 1 mg intramuscularly on alternate days for 2 weeks.

    Maintenance dose (where the vitamin B12 deficiency is not thought to be diet related): administer hydroxocobalamin 1 mg intramuscularly every 3 months for life (standard dose). Note that the manufacturers' licence is for every 2–3 months."

    You will need to ask to have your Folate level tested as this and B12 helps your iron to make red blood cells.

    As to your low Vitamin D level your doctor may also precribe a supplement.

    There are similarities between some of the symptoms of B12, D and Folate deficiencies so it may cause your doctor to be a bit cautious. However not treating B12 and Folate deficiencies may lead to irreversible damage to your nervous system.

    I am not a medically trained person but I've had P.A. (a form of B12 deficiency) for more than 45 years and I'm still "clivealive" at over 75.

    I wish you well

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      You don't say whether you are in the U.K..

      You are definitely Vitamin B12 Deficient

      If you are in the UK your doctor should be giving you hydroxocobamalin 1mg B12 injections every other day until there is no improvement in your neurological symptoms and then maintenance doses every eight or twelve weeks in accordance with both the N.I.C.E and B.N.F Guidelines which I gave you in detail in my first reply.

      I also advised you to ask to get your Folate tested.

      Please make a list of all your symptoms and present this to your doctor and insist that he/she starts you on a course of injections in order to avoid the risk of you incurring irreversible damage to nerve cells.

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      Hello dear, today I am going for folate test also and will tell you after got my report.

      Sorry for not answering your question. I am from India....not from UK.

      Wann ask one thing will you please suggest me some link or names of multivitamin supplements and also b12 supplememts which have good results.

      If you give me any link or name then I will purchase it online. Because here I am unable to get pure organic products...they add corn startch in medicines and supplements thats why they are not much effective.

      Kind regards

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      Thank you so much for your advise and support. 😊

      I am unable to open that link because it shows only for Great Britain.

      Isn't any possibility to share screenshots on email if it is not too lengthy?

      Kind regards

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      Yes I gave.. I will order soon if my docter didn't reccommend injection then I will buy spray.

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