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Hello. I suspected that I had anemia because sometimes I would get dizzy when I stood up from the couch. And went to a doctor. He ordered a blood test. We got the results and he said "You don't have anemia but you have vitamin D and B12 deficiency, which also can cause that dizziness." And he prescribed some supplements. But I'm concerned with my test results because my B12 results are shown in pg/ml.
My B12 level = 95 pg/ml (which is 0.095 nanograms)
Healthy or reccomended minimum B12 level = 150.000 (150 thousand) pg/ml (which is 150 nanograms)
So... This is very confusing and frightening to me. I don't even have 1 nanograms of B12 and the minimum healthy ammount is 150. I have to have like 1500 times more than this in order to be "minimum healthy"
Can these results be mistaken? I mean I don't really have a healthy diet but I didn't expect this much of deficiency. (I'm not a vegan but I usually eat junk food, at least I used to)
I mean, looking at these test results... I feel like I should have died from this, right? But anyway, you know better so if you could explain this to me, I would really appreciate it.
By the way, while the reccomended amount of B12 intake daily is around 3-5 micrograms, my supplement has 1 miligrams of B12 in it (which I take daily) and it's 1000 micrograms. Is this safe? I'm taking 250 times more than I should. And the doctor said that I should take these for at least 3 months.
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