Mar. 14th, 2019 09:51 am
james_davis_nicoll: (Default)
[personal profile] james_davis_nicoll
Blood work all normal save for b12. I've gone from having basically none to unusually high levels. Although I am not a doctor I managed to work out why this might be: a close look at the jar of B12 pills I take reveals that rather than picking a jar of 1000 unit pills, I got 5000 unit pills instead.

Date: 2019-03-14 04:31 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] ariaflame
This looks like something that should be fairly easy to balance then.

Date: 2019-03-14 04:42 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] rydra_wong
I have to assume that B12 is dirt-cheap, because it's always sold in mega-doses, even in B-complex pills where the other vitamins are at doses closer to the RDA.

Date: 2019-03-14 07:04 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] londonkds
Don't worry, Vitamin A is the nasty one in excess.

Date: 2019-03-15 02:01 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] neowolf2
This shows the importance of unit testing.

Date: 2019-03-15 09:28 am (UTC)
bibliofile: Fan & papers in a stack (from my own photo) (Default)
From: [personal profile] bibliofile
Numbers! So mysterious and yet so informative.

Bonus: Yay for an easy fix.

Date: 2019-03-15 06:29 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] thewayne
I do a sublingual 1000 weekly, but haven't checked my numbers in a while. It's been really slow eating my deductible this spring, so we'll see when I get around to having that test run. My dad had a serious deficiency which is what led to me being tested.

Date: 2019-03-16 01:31 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] agharta75
So what happens if you overdose on B12?

Date: 2019-03-16 05:46 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
If you type vitamin B12 toxicity into a search engine you'll find pages telling you that you can't overdose. (But you can overdose on water.)

Date: 2019-03-17 12:49 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] agharta75
That's what I had thought. But I'm wondering if James' doctors mentioned anything.

Date: 2019-03-17 03:36 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
Except for vitamins A, D, E, and K, the typical result of a vitamin overdose is more expensive urine.


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