Vitamin B12 very low

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I was feeling quite tired and gone for the blood test. my vitamin B12 level found very low nearly 100ng. I am not a vegetarian and my food habit and everything is normal. My GP told me to take vitamin B12 injection for couple of weeks and then afterwards every 3months for 7 injection.Now a days I am much worried whether I need to go to the gastroenterologist to check up for the absopption lining. what should I do?

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    Hi dhruba,

    It seems a lot of doctors are not so knowledgeable.  Your doctor should be checking for reasons why you are not absorbing.  My advice is to find a doctor who is knowledgeable.  I am lucky to have found a doctor who is constantly monitoring me, found the reasons why I was not absorbing etc.  I was injections once weekly for over a month.  I was improving but it was so slow i am now on 3 times per week injections.  We will test again soon to see my levels and go from there.  My doctor is also doing acupuncture with me.

    Bets of luck.

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      Hi Ian,

      thanks for your information. In my case, my blood test was done 2 months ago and after looking on the report Dr suggested me to take vitamin B12 injection once every week for 3 weeks and after that once in every 3 weeks for two weeks. But I requested GP to have further investigation and they suggested me to have another blood test for auto immune check and result came with negative. After this I requested to refer me to the gastroenterologist. GP says he is gonna make a referral for that. Still nor sure what would be the best result.


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      Hard to know, i have been to gastroenterologist before and prescribed me esomeprazole which in fact blocks the absorption of b12.  The doc i am with now has changed my diet and I am being treated with supplements.  you could be on the right road, maybe see what the gastroenterologist says.
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