‘I think I’ll be ok’: I don’t feel sick after taking vitamin B12 supplement
Darryl Brown, 53, was diagnosed with vitamin B-12 deficiency about three months ago.
He was a single dad of three children.
His wife, who is also a registered nurse, says he was told the supplements could cause a high fever.
They sent him a prescription and he took it.
When he got home on Tuesday, he found the medication was gone.
Brown was so worried he called his doctor and got a prescription for the B-complex vitamins.
“I think it was an overreaction to my symptoms,” he said.
He said he feels better, but his wife still hasn’t been able to work out why.
“It just seems like a stupid reaction, to say, ‘I need a B-plus supplement,’ ” she said.
Brown said he didn’t take the B12 supplements as part of his daily diet because he wasn’t sure what they were for.
He thinks his symptoms may be caused by other medications.
He is now trying to find a vitamin B vitamin that would work better for him.
“They’re not working,” he told ABC News.
“The supplements don’t work for me.
They just don’t.”
He added that he’s not sure if his symptoms will recur if he takes a vitamin supplement.
“If I was to do it again, I wouldn’t do it.”
He also said that the B vitamins were “not working for me,” and that they are only needed to keep his body healthy.
“When they say I need a vitamin, it’s not really a vitamin,” Brown said.
“You have to be on top of your vitamin.”
The vitamin supplements were purchased through a company called Nutritional Products, which was founded in 2014 by Dr. Jonathan Brown.
The company says its products have been tested to work in humans, and it has no connection to a pharmaceutical company.
But the company has received millions of dollars in government grants, and Brown has said it is not affiliated with the pharmaceutical industry.
“Nutritional Products has been accredited by the FDA for more than 40 years, including being awarded a patent for its B vitamins and mineral supplements,” the company said in a statement to ABC News on Wednesday.
“We are fully compliant with all applicable regulations and are proud of our rigorous testing process.”
Brown said his doctor told him he would be better off taking B-6 and B-7, which are also taken by pregnant women and those who are lactating.
He’s also trying to get a B vitamin and a B12.
“My stomach is really sick right now,” he wrote in an email to ABC.
“Any of these will help, and I’ll definitely be fine.”
He said his symptoms are “not that bad” and that he felt “great.”
“I can’t tell you that I feel better,” he added.
“But I can say that I’m feeling better.”
Brown’s story highlights the growing need for vitamin supplements to be available to low-income people who don’t have access to other forms of medicine.
A 2016 study by the National Institutes of Health found that the average American spends more than $12,000 a year on prescription drugs, and about 30% of Americans are overweight or obese.
A 2010 study from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey found that only 2.5% of American adults have been taking B vitamins, and only about 10% have been getting B12 or vitamin B6.
Dr. David Katz, who co-authored that study, told ABC he thought the lack of information about B vitamins was a “big problem.”
He noted that there is not much research on B vitamins.
However, the FDA has recommended B vitamins as a way to reduce the risk of heart disease, stroke and other chronic diseases.
The supplement is also recommended for people with diabetes, and the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine recommended B-8, which is found in fish.