B12 level 509
Hello, I have a few questions I'd like to ask regarding B12 and symptoms of deficiency.
I had been suffering from numerous psychological and physical symptoms for a very long time such as anxiety, obsessive thoughts, muscle twitches, short term memory loss, irritability, fatigue that was not remedied by sleep and more. I barely ate meat so I think I was unknowingly following a borderline vegetarian diet. My diet used to mainly consist of foods other than lean meat but ever since June I have followed a mainly meat diet and have felt better. I used to sleep a lot and often fell asleep in the early evening but I am no longer doing this.
I had began to take a highly potent B-complex just over a month ago and I felt much better within days. I was more energetic, my anxiety went down and my thought patterns were "flowing more freely." I also got my enthusiasm back for doing things. I take a sublingual B12 but this has no effect on me which is not surprising since it has been stated that B12 should be taken with the other B vitamins or at least with folic acid. Anyway, I had my B12 levels checked via a blood test and it came back as 509. Here in the UK, any number below 500 is considered low so I think I'm borderline low. My doc has told me to keep taking the high potent B-complex and has also prescribed me a B-compound pill that has to be taken for two months.
My questions are, is it known for symptoms to present themselves at this level range, and do you think I was possibly deficient before taking the high potent B-complex? I asked that second question because I think it's logical that the B-complex should have bought my levels up, even if only slightly? My doctor wants my range up to around 1,000.
Finally, and this is a struggle for me, but I do tend to binge on sugary foods on weekends. I know that sugar can do damage to B vit levels. I used to binge drink but I quit that and I think I've replaced that habit with another bad one. Does anybody know how much B vit sugar uses?