B12 & Magnesium

b12 & magnesium

In all my years of studying health, I never realized how vital B12 was until “it happened to me.”  Out of the blue one day, I started to have severe pins and needles, along with numbness in both my legs.  I thought my back was out.

This went on for a month.  It was so bad, I could only lie on the floor, and my legs were still vibrating with numbness. Of course, I started with my “googling research” (side note never google your symptoms, go to your doctor).

According to my research, I  had diabetes! That is impossible because it does not run in my family, plus I live a pretty healthy lifestyle.  I made the call to my doctor, and she did a few tests to see how my nervous system was working; all good.

Then she ordered a blood test, including B12.   I have never been tested for B12 before, and the results came back, I was deficient.  My number was low, and she gave me a prescription for B12.

The doctor also orders an EMG and referred me to a Neurologist.  My legs were no better, and it was turning chronic. The EMG was not fun, and the test result was a pinched nerve in my lower back; L5, S1 (possibly).  Not pleased with that result.

Now for the MRI.  If you ever had an MRI, you know how upsetting this test can be.  I had no clue until I was in the room with the machine. Claustrophobic?  No way! UGH! The Tech did the fastest MRI ever for me.

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The results came back, nothing to worry about.  So, all these tests and no answers. I was taking the B12 for a month now and did notice the pain was dissipating. The last doctor I went to, for some kind of answer, was the Prompt Care Doctor,   His remedy; massage, B12, and magnesium. Okay. Magnesium? Here is another mineral deficiency; I never thought of and had to get some fast.

It has been over three months of me taking B12 every day and the magnesium. When I feel the numbness, I quickly take the magnesium! Knock wood; I am 99% better than five months ago.

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There are so many other signs of being deficient in B12 and not to be overlooked.  Ask your doctor to do a blood test to see if you are deficient and stop Googling your symptoms!


About the Author:

Keri-Ann LauritoRYT/E-RYT/Ayurvedic Yoga Specialist/Wellness Educator, YACEP (Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider)

Keri~Ann’s teaching has led her to New York City, Ireland, Italy and San Diego where she was teaching yoga to the Navy/Marines.

She loves to travel and to meet new people from different cultures and the challenge of different yoga backgrounds. Her style, of Vinyasa/Hatha Yoga, is fun and high-spirited flowing practice of that links the breath to the movement.

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