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I'd really appreciate some outside opinions - I feel I've been dismissed by my doctor but her answers don't make sense to me.
A few years ago I was constantly tired, somewhat dizzy and generally out of sorts. Blood tests showed I was B12 deficient but without anaemia. I was then tested for IFA and the doctor ruled out PA. I had a couple of B12 injections and was told it was dietary (I was pescatarian so that didn't sound right).
My symptoms got a bit better with the jabs and I was told all subsequent blood tests came back within range. I recently found out that, while that's true, my B12 levels have been steadily dropping since the injections.
At the end of last year tests showed my folate levels were below minimum so, when I pushed, I was prescribed high dose supplements. My B12 was lower than all previous tests but still just above the minimum line. When I queried the downward trend I was basically told I am fussing and my B12 dropping despite me adding meat to my diet 6 months previously is normal.
I decided to take B12 supplements alongside the folate and bought some online. It's a few months since I finished them both and I'm back to being drained. I took 4 or 5 days worth of B12 (2mg) a couple of weeks ago but none since. I've decided to ask for blood tests again.
Other info: my aunt has PA and my sister vitiligo, both of which I've read put me at higher risk.
1) Am I right to be suspicious about my B12 or should I look elsewhere for answers?
2) Could the recent supplements I took affect test results? If yes, how long should I wait before asking for tests?
3) Are there any other questions to ask?
Thanks so much!
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