Is my B12 levels low?

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i have been feeling awful for the last 4 months, got my results from B12 test today, 296. No action required. I have made an appointment to see doctor next monday as i feel so low. Do you think i am wasting my time seeing doctor about the levels?

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    I'm still a complete novice at this so shant try to advise.  I haven't started treatment yet but there is a very active, knowledgeable closed group on FB. Would recommend you join it x
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    hi sue did they check your folate too rule out PA ,plus see if you can get your vit D checked, 
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      My vit d is 61, currently waiting results of celiac test, i dont think i have that tbh. Not sure about folate. When i read about b12 the levels vary so not sure if my number is classed as low or not, thanks for the reply
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      I got a private b12 test and they say the expects look for a level

      of 500 - 700 , but most gps go by ranges when they should be going by

      symptoms , what are your symptoms , your vit d seems ok mine was 26

       

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      I feel completely exhausted all the time, dizzy and ringing in my ears along with ear pain, its the tiredness thats getting me down, i cant concentrate at work anymore
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    Your level probably isn't considered low enough for treatment, but, if you have symptoms of B12 deficiency you should see your doctor for more advice. Have a look at the Pernicious Anaemia society website for a full symptom list. Best wishes Marion 
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      Those can be symptoms of low B12. I felt exhausted and had ringing in my ears before I was diagnosed, plus pins and needles and numbness. Your doctor may be prepared to give you a trial of B12 injections, to see if it helps you. They start with loading injections, six given over two weeks, and then go to three monthly top up ones.  Good luck with feeling better soon Marion 
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      Thanks marion. Will see what the dr says on monday. What were your levels if tou dont mind me asking?
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      My level was 176 when I was diagnosed, my GP believed anything under 200 should be treated. In some countries anything under 500 is treated.

      i hope you find your doctor will be helpful. 

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      How did you get on with your dr, did you get any help, my level is 280 and having symptoms too x

       

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