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    hello every one
    i just wanna find out if any one has the same problem
    i have found that on week 11 after having my fist vit b12 jab
    i feel drained and i have the need to nap in the after noons to function when the kiddies get home and find my self very very tired and craving junk food and feeling very tired and not wanting to do any thing. my toes get numb and i have pins and needles in my hands and legs and feet fingers and i find i tend to be very cold

    i had my jab on friday morning this morning i woke up rather early and i am up and about and dont have that tired feeling or the numbness or pins and needles could it be that the jab can do the trick so fast ...


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    Default Re: vitamin b12

    I am not sure about the shot. I know that if you do not have enough B12 that you can develop neropathy. That is the tingling and pins and needles in your hands and feet. This is not reversible! We all have to take B12 every day. Also, for me, if I do not have enough protein then I get tired and cold. Not sure if that is what is happening to you. Hope this helps you.


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    Hi Flea, I have heard/read that B12 injections can be very powerful. I have not ever had one, but my dietitian wants me to take 1,000 mg of sublingual B12 every day, so I do. I have not had an issue with the symptoms you mention for weeks now...only during the first week post surgery when I wasn't taking my vitamins or getting enough fluids and proteins. I think that is key to success, enough fluids, enough protein, and proper vitamins.
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    I was not prescribed B12 at all. I guess because my exams came fine.
    My doctor told me that in certain parts of the world it is common to have B12 deficiencies that are agravated after WLS but he told me that the most common cases were with the bypass, it is less common with the sleeve.
    Hope you feel better soon!

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    My surgery instructed me to take B12. Because the surgery could possibly make you B12 deficient. I was already B12 deficient and took a B12 shot monthly. I continue to do so. By week three I am gettting tired and I know I need another shot soon. My mother was also B12 deficient. Possibly they need to take a blood test to check your B12. Mine was so low that it was on the very low end of the scale. The B12 makes me feel so much better. Are you taking your vitamins. I also take Biotin for my hair. I take 5000mg in am and 5000mg at night. I mix it into a bite of yogart along with my ground up blood pressure meds.

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    Wow Pat! 10,000 mg of Biotin a day! That seems like a lot! Did your nutritionist recommend that much? I was only instructed to take 1,000 a day, so now I'm wondering if I'm going to lose my hair? Please share with us where you got the advice for 10,000. and THANKS!
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    I get my vit b12 every two weeks the hubby likes giving me my shot its his way of getting me back for making him eat healthy.. Since I have lost weight he has gained so now I am making him eat healthier.lol. But I look forward to my shot and vit d pill every two weeks. they give me such a boost.



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    Honey, is that all.

    My list consited of b6, b12, iron(severe anemia), calcium, vitamin D.

    Doc. wont do my surgery until these levels are brought up.


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    Sleeved (with some minor complications) June 13th 2011 - I weighed 295 lbs!
    Since my surgery I have loss: 85lbs


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    hello all had some bloods taken and just phoned for the results and all seams fine
    but i am still feeling so so very tired
    unlike the way i was feel after the op
    after the op i was up and about and feeling great
    no need to nap, now +- four months on i am as tired as i was befor the op
    i take my vits every day i cant get my head round what it could be... why am i being so very tired ... any one had this problem
    still have the numbness in my toes


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