Is my b12 low enough for injections?! Advice needed!

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Hi there,

I've joined this forum because I really need some advice.

I am 27 years old.

For a little background information, I would say at least, since my son was born 15months ago that I have struggled with exhaustion.

This would seems obvious with a new baby right?! But this is what I initially put it down to, however since my son has slept through from 6weeks and is the easiest, happiest baby ever and I regularly get 8hours of undisturbed sleep a night I really can't blame him!

A quick description of how I feel on almost a daily basis :


Yawning when I've had a full 8/9hours sleep

Very poor memory

Foggy brain - struggle to remember certain words, often forgetting what I was talking about mid sentence



In March of this year I went to my GP and requested a full blood count.

Three weeks later I call the surgery requesting my results, I was told "blood results normal no further action required"

I had a feeling this wasn't right and asked for a printed copy of my results, I suspected B12 may have been my issue, results for B12 as follows

Serum vitamin B12 = 208 ng/L intermediate b12 level - consider treatment if other evidence of deficiency, eg neuropathy or macrocytosis

Now after reading this I did get annoyed that my doctor failed to discuss this with me, I also suffer from ITP, low platelet count, I can't say if this is linked however I do have a blood condition and I feel I should be taken more seriously.

From what my research has told me my level is that of a moderate deficiency and the low end at that!

Am I correct in saying this?!

From March to the present day I have actively tried to help myself by taking good quality multivitamins along side a rather pricey b12 spray, however although I feel a little better, and by that I notice a very slight difference when I stop using it, it definitely isn't enough to get me through some of my bad days, I personally feel I should be put of the injections as from what I have read if your body struggles to absorb b12 then the tiniest % actually makes it through the gut... Which isn't very helpful when I am spending a fortune on sprays tablets and medicine.

I have two children and run my own business I can feel it affecting me and it's getting me down, I am usually an incredibly efficient person and it is now taking all my energy to try and remain that way.

I have booked an appointment with a great doctor for the end of this month so I want as much information to support my findings, if anyone could help me that would be great!

Thanks in advance,

- Stacey

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