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Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Is Vitamin B12 recommended to combat fatigue in a person with Parkinsons? If not, any other suggestions.
The only specific indication for vitamin B12 shots is a documented vitamin B12 deficiency diagnosed by blood tests.
Fatigue in PD has many causes: too much medication, too little medication, medication side effects. A thorough review and adjustment of medication would be more useful than nonspecific attempts to treat the fatigue with vitamin B12 or other vitamins.
Arif Dalvi, MD
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati