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I have posted previously and have this morning received my blood results showing from September when I last had a blood test an increase of my B12 from 282 to 358 good I thought but (could this be because Ive been taking 3 days of Ultra Vitamin B (50 ug) includes 200 ug folid acid??) in addition to eating eggs etc (I am usually vegan) Doctor says if I had PA no tablets would increase the levels - is this true? I tried to get re-tested today after stopping the tablets 3 days ago as I felt awful (thought I was reacting to the tablets) but my doctor wont retest me due to the cost to the NHS! However my FOLATE levels in September were 12.0 (in a range of 3.1 - 20.5) they are today 36.1 ug/L using the same range. Again could this rise be just down to 3 days of supplements? I am panicking now as Ive read on line high folate levels can mask true B12 levels in a blood test. I am trying to get privately the tests re-done to include methylmalonic and homocysteine to give abit more info about what is going on. Not sure whether Ive had an abverse reaction to the 3 days of supplements but numb foot which started 4 months ago - (I was taking the high dose pills then and have done sporadically since) has worsened but worst than that the last 3 days Ive not slept, had horrendous anxiety and aggitation, pacing, trembling and flicking of muscles all over body - particularly in the back of legs, confusion, writing and speaking wrong words, high blood pressure, nausea, sensitive tongue. None of this is like me and Ive NEVER had it before. Waiting for doctor to call me back about FOLATE readings but when she handed me the read-out this morning she didnt even comment even though there is a star next to the reading to investigate! Given the length of time private blood tests will take I am inclined to try 1000 mg of Methylcobalamin because Im terrified to try a B12 shot given my reaction to lots of drugs, preservatives and dyes which have landed me in A&E with terrible rashes, sensory reactions. Many thanks Tracey
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