That would've been my first guess a few months ago if I heard someone say "B12." That's not the case anymore.
As you might know, I have been flirting with vegetarianism for awhile now. Though I have never officially committed and gone off "cold turkey," I don't eat very much meat.
It has never really been that much of a problem -until this summer.
Living in Chicago and running around on my own schedule (and humus and cheese sandwiches), made it very easy for me to avoid eating meat. It was great. I was still eating delicious foods (even at restaurants - like that vegan restaurant in Wicker Park. yum), getting plenty of exercise, and generally having an awesome time.
But then weird things started happening.
In August, I began to notice that my feet, ankles, hands and forearms were starting to get numb and tingling. I didn't really pay attention to it at first, since I thought it might have something to do with how dehydrated the city in summer seemed to make me. But it continued.
Eventually, it began to freak me out (especially once I started poking around on webmd.com - which is always a mistake because that website always convinces me I'm going to die soon). After one day spent around the city with the fear of passing out hanging over my head, I figured it was time to email my Uncle (who is a doctor) and ask, "what in the world is wrong with me?"
Uncle John wrote back right away to my inquiry.
(*Update: I did check the almond milk this morning and apparently there is 50% of your daily b12 in a serving of almond milk. This makes me feel better - although only slightly since I am not sure if this really will do the trick...)