Vitamin B (Vitamin B)

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I recently started taking B12 in tablet form because of tiredness. I have also been taking B complex for years. The B12 seems to have helped a little bit. I take 500
or 1000 mcgs per day, but I think I might need more. Does anybody out there know what the recommended optimum dosage is?

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I just started taking B12 because I read that it helps with a swollen tongue. My tongue has lost some sensation since yesterday. This occurs from time-to-time with me. I will keep you posted.

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I had By-Pass Surgery 16 years ago and i have been taking B-12 and Folic Acid and recently i had a Catherization did to see if i had started having arteries blocked and i had no problems. So i claim it is because i take the above medicine. 68 year old Male

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I had by-pass surgery 3 years ago and I have to take B-12 through injection. Recently, it has been discovered that the amount of B-12 that some people take who have had this surgery is not adequate. The dosage has been increased. My doctor requested a blood test for iron and B-12 deficiency before increasing my shot dosage. Because of the by-pass, B-12 cannot be digested by swallowing, it has to be dissolved under the tongue (bilingually) or have the injections. I do not believe that by taking this medicine, it will guarantee that arteries will never get blocked, because I know of people who have heart by-pass surgery who take these meds. I am not in the medical field and these are just my observations.

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I don't think the person means she takes it under the tongue bilingually, but sublingually since the former refers to two languages. Lin

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I too had quad-bypass surgery 17 years ago and my doctor has me on B-12 and folc acid. However, he has me on others such as Lipitor, Welchol, and B-6, and baby asprin (81 mg). So far no symptons, such as angina. Must be somethin to it. Of course exercise is the best medicine!

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I was told I had mitral valve prolapse and an enlarged heart. Ten years later there is no sign of either one. I started taking B complex as Dr. Sinatra's newletter stated that many heart problems are caused by beri beri which is a vitamin B problem. It works to the person who complained about the niacin maybe they can take something that excludes that.

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I have MS and started taking vitamin b complex and started having little heat pricklely feeling all over my upper body and it was because it has nician in it. The vitamin help me greatly but I had to stop taking it because of the nician reaction. Would love to have a solution to this problem to avoid having to take a pres. drug. thanks. I am a 51 year old woman.

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buy seperate viamin b12 from niacin. the niacin is causing your problems

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I took niacin for years and found fushing was very rare when I took two regular aspirin with each dose. Try just one aspirin same time you take B-12.

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Try taking a lower dose of Niacin. If your dosage is high, you will get the prickly heat feeling all over your body. If your doctor recommended your naicin dosage, then check with him/her first before changing dosage. If you started taking the niacin yourself, then decrease to dosage to around 50mg. If that doesn't to it for you, slightly increase the dose a little at a time until you start to get the prickly feeling, then cut back the dosage to the highest possible milligram that you can tolerate. Also, find a B vitamin without Niacin. You may have to take your "B's" separately and then take your niacin to get the dosages properly. For instance, B1,B2,B6...but, that can be costly and tiring to do every day.

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I had the same problem because of niacin, I take 1 325mg aspirin 1/2 hour before taking the niacin and have had no more problem with the prickly/itchy feeling. Hope this helps.

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Do you take aspirin? Aspirin seems to stop the niacin reaction.

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It takes awhile for your body to get used to niacin. They reccomend you take it at night with aspirin before you go to bed so it won't bother you. It affects everyone the same. Give it time.

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I found that after a blood check that I was significantly anaemic and my Doctor started me on B12 injections explaining that because of my age (82) my system was becoming less capable of absorbing B12 via capsule or tablet. Subsequent blood tests have demonstrated the effectivness of this method as my blood readings are now returning to normal after a lapse of about 2 months.

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I am a 61 yr old with the same problem ,my dr found that after being diagnosed with diabeties that i was also an anemia and he put me on monthly shots along with 1000 mg pills daily and so far as far as i can see it has helped me enormously.good luck to all who have this problem

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I have been taking Vitamin B complex for about 2 months now .I started taking them because I felt sluggish all the time .I do feel a little better but its not as much as I hoped .Should I try B-12 instead has anyone tried both and got a better result from the other ?

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I 1st tried taking a B complex vitamin years ago but found it didn't cover all my needs so I switched to vitamin B12 (after I went online & did research on the b vitamins). I have found if you take certain medicines on the same day as you take your b vitamin, you could be canceling both out losing the health help you need. I make it a point to stagger taking my vitamins (30 minutes to an hour in between) with my regular medications & after a period of 3-4 months, I noticed a reasonable difference in how I felt at the end of the day.

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I do take all my meds at the same time I will give that a shot. Thanks for the tip :)

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tiredness and sluggishness may be due to many things. thyroid problems for one thing. suggest a good physical to determine your state of health. Vitimin B 12 shot works fastest and best. I have used that for dizziness that had no apparent cause. Other drugs you may be taking may make you tired.

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While a Vitamin B Complex is good, adding extra B-12 (as Methylcobalamin) and extra B-5 (Pantothenic Acid) might help. Also I would suggest a good (not oxide) Magnesium supplement as well. If your feeling "sluggish" all the time you might want to look into Adrenal issues. Just search Adrenal Fatigue or Adrenal support for tons of information that might help.

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I find that taking a B complex that includes B12 really helps with my energy level.

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I take Bio-3b-G made by Biotics Research. It is a combination of all the B vitamins. It promotes mood and energy. With 4 children and working full time I found that these vitamins have been phenomenal. I have also found that cheaper versions do not work for some reason. This supplement was instrumental in pulling me out of an 8 month post partum depression that I was in complete denial about. I have given this to 2 friends of mine who swear by it. I purchase it online for about $18 for 180 pills or a 60 day supply. Good luck and I hope this helps.

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I have been taking B-12 vitamins for about 5 years now and it gives me a lot more energy than
before.

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I started taking a Vitamin B complex and I am not have very good results from it. I am sluggish, My urine is bright yellow, and I am having loose bowel movements. I was wondering if anyone else is having these problems?

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I started taking Vitamin B12 a little over a month ago...and all I can say is WOW!!! I just turned 54, take high blood pressure & thyroid medicine but have suffered with major sluggishness for many years. Not any longer!! I cannot believe the incredible energy I have...not only that, but I am so alert and feeling great!!

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I absolutely agree with you. I also was feeling sluggish and tired all the time. I don't feel that way know. I really believe that it's because of the vitamin b12 I am taking. I have more energy and I feel much more alert.

39 year old female

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I take vitamin B-12 and B-complex shots and found that it helps with my energy levels. I give myself my shots. I have Scleraderma and fatigue is one of symptoms of my disease. I have not none of any sides effects of these shots. I know that any overdoses are excreted by the kidneys through the urine. I love it.

55 year old female

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I am taking complex b vitamins and I dont think its in my mind but I do feel so much more energy..................

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My doctor prescribed B6 for "carpal tunnel syndrome" when I couldn't turn a door knob with my left hand. I started with 1200 mg (WITH FOOD) and in less than 4 days the pain was totally gone from my wrist. I take 200 mg per day every day and the problem has not returned in 7 years.

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I HAVE TINGLING IN BOTH HANDS AND FEET. IN THE HANDS I WAS TOLD I HAD CARPAL TUNNEL SYNDRONE. NOT SURE WHY FEET WERE HAVING THE SAME REACTION. DOC IS GIVING ME B-12 EVERY 3 MONTHS BUT DOESN'T SEEM TO HELP. HURTS MOSTLY AT NIGHT OR IF NOT USING FEET AND HANDS DURING DAY.

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Vitamin B helps to give me the energy that I need to make it through the day on most days.

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i like the energy i get and all over feeling better

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I would not advise anyone to start any medication without Dr. approval. I have been in medical fields for over 25 yrs. I was knowledgeable about what I was taking. I use all natural sublingual Vit B12

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I just know it works for me

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know the side effects

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Ask for a full evaluation - Don't let the DR make a hasty decision

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I believe without taking Vitamin B I couldn't do a days work..

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I get B12 shots once a month and also take a B complex daily. Will need shots for the rest of my life, now 77.

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Take quality brand vitamins. if you are taking in conjunction with other vitamins and meds it would be prudent to discuss with either a doctor, pharmacist or nutritionist, or all to be sure that you are taking the right vitamin combinations and in the right dosages.

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