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I was diagnosed with low B12 almost 2 years ago when my level was 234. I took B12 shots monthly for a few months, but noticed that the tiredness, memory issues, and tingling would come back a week before the shot was due, so my doc increased to shots every 3 weeks. All this time she tested my B12 levels every month or two, and there were in the mid-300s. Once I went on the 3-weekly shots they were around 400. The last 2-3 months I've been feeling SO tired, very short-fused, emotional, and TERRIBLE memory. I requested my first blood test since May last week, and my numbers were down to 232 - right where they were when I was first diagnosed. And this blood test was just over 2 weeks after my last shot. So my doctor is increasing my shots to every 2 weeks, at least for the next month or two.
Also, in May of this year I was diagnosed with Anemia, although the doctors are for some reason refusing to test for IF in order to officially diagnose Pernicious Anemia. I have missed a few iron pills here and there and my iron tested low again last week. Does B12 go lower when iron is low? Strange because my iron was fine during the first year of my B12 deficiency diagnosis.
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