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Hi, hope you can help,
I have been diagnosed with 'borderline B12 deficiency' (after 1 year!)
Here are my results from July 2014:
Serum B12 232 ng/L
Serum folate 9.6 ug/L
Serum Ferritin 88.9 ug/L
Doctor did nothing at that point.
I started a Multivitamin (which included folic acid, B12, B6, Biotin) daily. And also boosted myself with an extra B12 tablet once a week. (250mcg10000%RDA)
Been retested 1 year later. Here are the results:
Serum B12 218ng/L
Serum Folate 7.5ug/L
Serum Ferritin 90.4 ug/L
Am even lower this year dispite vitamins ! Think I must have a problem absorbing B12 because I do eat healthily. One of my symptoms is diarrhoea, sometimes my food seems to go right through me. I have wind, bloating, tiredness, achy legs etc.
Are these B12 deficient symptoms ?
My doctor said I have not got Pernicious Anaemia, my haemoglobin fine ?
I dont want my B12 levels to drop any more and insisted he do something.
He prescribed me cytamen injections. 1000mcg injections, one a month for 5 months. First one tomorrow.
I realise I should be happy that they are treating me (I know many people have to get a lot worse before they are treated)
But is cyanocobalamin safe ? Am I on correct dose ? I thought hydroxocobalamin was nhs prefered option ?
Am a bit nervous about injection tomorrow afternoon. Any advice very welcome. Thanks for reading.
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