Hyperthyroidism and b-12

By Nichole07 Latest Reply 2012-08-02 11:20:47 -0500
Started 2012-07-30 02:04:29 -0500

Hi dose any one know if you can have b-12 deficiency from hyperthyroidism . I would appreciate any info thanks

8 replies

Type1Lou 2012-07-31 10:28:20 -0500 Report

I have been on thyroid meds since the mid-1980's. Last December, I was diagnosed with incredibly low B-12 levels which, I feel, were a major cause of a clinical depression diagnosis. That was the first time my B12 levels were checked. I am now taking a daily sub-lingual B12 supplement and receiving a monthly B12 shot. I no longer need to see a psychiatrist for my depression. I'm not sure about the thyroid/B12 connection but have discovered, that with diabetes (and aging) much of the body's natural balance is disrupted. 18 months ago, I was also diagnosed with a vitamin D3 deficiency. When was the last time bloodwork tested for these levels?

Thomas Shulin
Thomas Shulin 2012-07-30 07:43:26 -0500 Report

Yes you defintely can. Have you had any symtoms of low B12 such as numbness and tingling in your hands or feet, poor reflexes, tongue soreness, leg pain, or difficulty walking with balance. It will seem just like neuropathy so a lot of diabetics won't notice the symtoms. A normal B 12 count is between 200 to 900 picograms per milliliter, or pg/mL, according to the NIH. The real bad news is B12 is found in most foods that is very bad for diabetics, unless you are willing to go with Clams, Oysters, Octopus, and Mussels. The closest to normal foods are eggs. Did your doctor test your B12s?

IronOre 2012-08-02 01:19:04 -0500 Report

So what are these foods that contain B12 that is very bad for diabetics?

Thomas Shulin
Thomas Shulin 2012-08-02 11:07:05 -0500 Report

Beef and cheeses mostly.

CJ55 2012-08-02 11:20:47 -0500 Report

I have had low vitamin D Levels for several years. Right now I am taking 50,000 u of D weekly for 10 weeks. You have to have a presc for that high of dose. I will be re-tested after the cycle is over. The normal OTC dosage is 2,000 u. My B 12is ok.

Nichole07 2012-07-30 09:12:04 -0500 Report

No she hasn't yet these symptoms are exactly what I have I'm just worried that she wont check it. Mostly all the foods that have be-12 i can't eat so I no I have to be low thanks for the info