I am in a Facebook group for people with B12 deficiency, and sadly when my levels are this low, food is not enough.
And I dont really have time to wait months for the symptoms to get better. B12 can cause permanent nerve damage, and it needs to be treated, but I think I will start low and build the dose
if you read the research and the paper that Axolotl wrote (its in the propeciahelp foundation’s website under research/resources or something), then you’ll see that PSSD/PFS/PAS likely suffer from androgen receptor overexpression.
because of that, whenever the androgen receptor is aggrevated, every individual with this disease will experience unique symptoms.
some people get sexual sides, others mental, some physical, and the very unfortunate get all 3. thats all i can say
Yeah that’s right, but only a tiny amount. Certain foods contain it as well. Like almonds. Don’t think the issue is from the amount of cyanide at all, but rather how the body handle the processing between the different types.
I don’t know. My best guess would be yes, but remember that it’s only a guess. I have no experience with B12 supplementation and also we with PFS seem to be quite irregular when it comes to drug / supplement exposure.
Personally if I were to use B12 I’d go for hydroxocobalamin and make it an subcutaneous injection.
I started cyanocobalamin B12 pills two days ago. Now my ankles are swollen, and my right calf is aching. Sent a message to my doctor. Anyone else experience this? Jim
Add: no response from Dr yet, only left ankle badly swollen but right calf swollen now.
Second edit: After 2 days my feet remain swollen and both calves ache (more than usual.) The Dr tells me to discontinue the B12 and see if this affects the swelling. We’ll see.
Nobody else with B12 experience has ideas on this? It’s a boring issue, but major to me. Jim
I am certainly better than when I was in the throws of it. I truthfully thought i was done. It was a harrowing ordeal to have your body just utterly fail like that. I’m tearing up just thinking of it. Iam able to function back at my baseline although my joints/connective tissue are markedly worse and i don’t feel that will change. Especially my lower spine now but thats another story. Im taking it as easy as possible and still walking on eggshells avoiding anything that can crash me like that again. But compared to last year I am better. Thank you Mercked for your kind words