Rapid B12 depletion

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Hi,

I was diagnosed with pernicious anemia in December & have been recieving injections since! My question is... Does anyone have a clue why my B12 levels are dropping so rapidly?

Thank you for any responses.

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    was it loading injections ? is your folate and ferritn at a good level, it may be you done absorb b12 have you had any other tests x
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      Hi, jazzyanne smile No I don't absorb it but I'm running out so so quickly the injections aren't lasting a crack!! I think I might start on folic acid tablets & see if that slows it down a bit....
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    My doctor explained to me that my B12 drops rapidly.  Each person as an individual has their own numbers your body will hold. I am on a schedule where every Friday morning, I give myself an injection of 3 ml. Cyanacobalmin. I am in the USA and I have it prescribed and I inject it myself at home.  My body dumps B12 easily but I found out that having alcohol also makes the liver dump B12.  If I go out for wine with my friends, I will notice a lower energy level that week. 
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      Thank you for your reply Dena! I got an injection yesterday & hopefully along with my patches & spray I'll stay topped up enough until my next jab in 4 weeks time.
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    it is not uncommon for older people to be mildly deficient. I had all the symptoms and from a standard yearly physical found low levels in vit B.This may be because of  diets, or because of  less stomach acid, which the body needs to absorb B12.

    i was low in B complex , b12 and take daily supplements.i had to change my diet by eating more foods with B. In 6 mo the dr will check it again.

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