B12 Information (special notice to people that are on PPI's)

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   Posted 10/10/2007 9:20 AM (GMT -6)   
I found an awesome website that tells about B12.  And I know some of us that are on PPI's (proton pump inhibitors) such as Prilosec, Prevacid etc have a lack of energy that we contribute to our Uc.  But in this website it states that PPI's (as well as other medications) interfer with the absorbtion of B12 (though is hasn't been proven just suspected).  I have been wondering this because lately I have been having the typical B12 deficiency symptoms but I thought it was due to some other health problems I'm having at this time.  I am going to ask my GI in a couple weeks when I see him to check my B12 stores to be on the safe side.  But I thought I would share this website for anyone that is concerned over their lack of energy.
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   Posted 10/10/2007 9:24 AM (GMT -6)   

Thanks sherry - this was interesting.  I was considering speaking to my doctor about B12.

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   Posted 10/11/2007 11:50 AM (GMT -6)   
Wow, this is very good info. Maybe that awful UC fatigue could have other related causes. I'm checking out the site now.
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