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I read some time ago that heroin addicts were prone to having a B12 deficiency due to all the heroin use over many years.
I was addicted to a stupid amount of Oxycontin (1500mgs) per day over around 9years but managed to quit & haven't had any Oxycontin now since August 2016. I was given 115mils per day of methadone to stop withdrawals which I've now reduced to 30 miles per day & hope to be completely free of methadone by the end of this year.
It hasn't been plain sailing, depression, anxiety, vision problems, heart palpitations, feeling dizzy, no energy, no enjoyment in things I used to enjoy, not sleeping plus loads of other things etc etc etc!!
I had a full blood count blood test last week & it showed up a B12 deficiency, along with borderline anaemic, thyroid issues etc. So I had those specific blood tests again today.
What I wanna know is, from what I've read, I'm not surprised I'm B12 deficiencent, is this linked to the Oxycontin which I'm presuming it is & also will that account for the anaemia & thyroid issue also, again I'm guessing it is???
The nurse said if I do have B12 deficiency & have the injections to help, the change is incredible & she's had people saying they feel alive again.
All I'm asking I suppose is, which I guess it is (but the professionals will never admit it!!!) Are these issues I'm now having all linked to the many years of od'ing on the Oxycontin??
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