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Hi, in the past few weeks I have been diagnosed with B12 deficiency anaemia. Some of my results are:
Iron - 9 (ok level: 12)
Folate - 4 (ok level 4-8 i think; my GP says this result was fine)
B12 - 118 ('normal' level 200-900)
These are from an English GP. I have been tested for coeliac disease (blood test was negative) and awaiting PA antibodies result. I have been referred for Crohn's.
I have started on B12 injections - 6 every other day or so. I have had 4. After injection 2 and 4 I have woken up the following day with intense pain across my lower chest/upper abdominal area; such pain that I can hardly move around, accompanied by nausea and a hot, itchy, red blotchy rash on my face and little raised lumps along the underside of my forearms.
As my B12 level is so low, I am keen to finish this course of injections. But do you have any idea whether these are side effects or an allergy. I have read through literature about side effects, I think that's what they are but are they serious ones and mean I should stop? I see a different nurse each time for my B1
If I am taken off B12 injections, how on earth do I improve my B12 level? I am not a veggie/vegan and eat plenty of B12; I have bowel/digestive issues that we think are leading to malabsorption.
I am mid-30s and have had bowel problems and fatigue all of my life, more recently I have had tingly and painful feet, dizziness, migraines and possibly signs of memory impairment.
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