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birth control pills and b12 deficiency -anyone ?

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Old 03-23-2015, 11:19 AM   #1
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Default birth control pills and b12 deficiency -anyone ?

nobody ever told me that being on bcp I can become b12 deficient. I just found out both, that bcp can "eat up " my b12 and that I'm b12 deficient. and the worst part is that when i had b12 checked for first time in my life ( for lupus ), 2 and 1/2 years ago, the rheumatologist didn't say that my level of 259 is low even if it is in the "normal" range of 211-911.
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Old 04-04-2015, 06:13 PM   #2
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Default Not only B12..

But also B6 and possibly folate. Have you checked your homocysteine levels? They could be high, especially with low B12.

I am not allowed to post links here so you can search and read the following articles:

"Oral contraceptive use: impact on folate, vitamin B6, and vitamin B12 status"

"Influence of oral contraceptive pills on homocysteine and nitric oxide levels: as risk factors for cardiovascular disease"

"Oral contraceptives and changes in nutritional requirements"
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