Headaches, seizures, and B12 deficiency?

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    I have been troubled with migraine for a number of years. I have also been diagnosed with B12 deficiency. About two (2) years or so ago I started having these tightening feeling in my head. When I went to my doctor he said that I was having seizures, which was as a result of my B12 deficiency. Also when I have headaches my sight deteriorates each time that happens.


    I take B12 injections once per month and also I take Tripletal 300 mg. Can you tell me if my sight will stop deteriorating and if I will ever stop taking the Tripletal tablets. I hope that this does not prevent me from conceiving.

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    Thanks in advance, Janice.





    Dear Janice;


    Your questions are excellent but frankly, not answerable. It would require foretelling the future. Have you ha d an ophthalmologic exam? I also do not know of a strong relationship between B12 deficiency and seizures. Any medication usage during pregnancy has to be discussed with the OB physician.


    Good luck,
    John Claude Krusz and Teri Robert



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Published On: February 27, 2010