I've heard that one can be deficient in b12 and other essential nutrients despite exhibiting normal to above normal levels on blood tests. The reason I ask is because I recently went and had a variety of tests done to see what was causing my cluster of symptoms. I mentioned the possibility of a B12 deficiency and my doctor was willing to see if it could be a factor. I was surprised when my B12 levels came back higher than the maximum reference range amount. My value was 1086 on a ref range of 211-946. I was convinced this is what I was suffering from. I have every symptom down to the pale skin (people frequently tell me I look like a cancer patient). Has anyone experienced something similar? I've heard that people can show an excess of certain nutrients on certain tests, but still be deficient due to an issue with absorption in the stomach? Is this true?
I also tested for celiac and thyroid problems, but both returned negative. Here are some of the other things I tested low or high for.
Neutrophils were on the low at 41.0 on a 55.0-72.0 ref range.
Lymphocytes were high at 48.8 on a 20.0-40.0 ref range.
Neutrophils absolute count was a bit low at 2.28 on a 2.48-7.92 K/uL range.
I'll list my current symptoms to give a clearer sense of what I'm going through at the moment.
Severe brain fog (seems to have gotten worse with age).
Learning problems. Severe
Dark under eye circles.
Premature ejaculation (just thinking about sex can cause this).
Small and loose stools
Numbness in hands and feet.
Weird itchy feeling over entire body.
Constantly dry lips (this one started about 3 years ago).
Pain in entire body, all the way down to the bones and joints.
Sunlight makes most of these symptoms worse.
Some these issues have made it impossible for me to lead a normal life. Any ideas on what could be causing this? I don't expect a diagnosis on here, but I would like to hear your experiences. Even if it's just something I can use as a jumping off point with my doctor. Thanks