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    Old 08-21-2008, 10:37 PM   #16
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    Re: B12 deficiency

    Deb,
    I'm really sorry to hear of all of your problems with your B12 levels and also with your GP not taking this serious enough. Can you find a new doctor? I think i would go to some sort of a specialist or just someone tha knows how important it is. In the US some holistic vitamin stores etc. will sell B12 shots to give to yourself without a prescription but I don't know how it works in the UK.

    I recently had my B12 test done and my level was 210 when the normal range was 200-1100...obviously a large range. My family doctor said he wants to give me B12 shots once a month to bring it up. Even the labwork that my doctor got back had a paragraph about how a certain percentage of people that are under 400 still have neurological signs but most people have these symptoms disappear after they are above 400.
    Someone else I know just had a B12 in the 275 range or somewhere close which was quite a bit higher than mine and they want to give her B12 shots weekly for a month...it all depends on the doctor I think.

    Also - welcome to the board!
    Good luck!!! I hope you find a doctor that will help you with this!!

     
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    Old 08-22-2008, 04:34 AM   #17
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    hi went to my gp and asked about b12 being 227 and all of my symptoms,she said b12 is ok,range 180 .800,she said symptoms can be from anxiety,i dont need any treatment,i saw red when she said anxiety,and dug my heels in so she said that she will send me to see a neurologist but i will have a long wait ,i did try b12 tabs and felt alittle better,shirley

     
    Old 08-23-2008, 02:56 PM   #18
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    Re: B12 deficiency

    This is so interesting to me... I had a baby seven motnhs ago and was very anemic (iron) but experiencing such horrible symptoms... Dizziness, fogginess, tingling in hands and feet, memory probs, muscle twitiching, INSOMNIA electric energy feeling, anxiety, headaches ringing in my ears, etc. Been to a million doctors who all told me it was anxiety. ALong the way my b12 was tested and was 311. I asked the doctor for b12 shots and he said my level was normal and the shots can cause infections. I have been taking lozenge b12 1000mg a day for two months but symptoms still here. I also have low ferritin but am not anemic anymore.

    I finally gave in to all these doctors and have an appointment with a psychiatrist next week. I have been on zoloft for three months now with no improvement to my symptoms. I even saw an integrative medicine woman who cost me 400 dollars out of pocket. She didnt even think the level was that low...she put me on a million vitamins...I am so frustrated....

    Maybe the psychiatrist will think it is low enough for shots...

     
    Old 08-26-2008, 08:59 AM   #19
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    Re: B12 deficiency

    I have done my research to find the most cost effective and purest form of methylcobalamin (which I found is the active part of Vitamin B12)

    I was suprised to find the best way to get it wasn't some high priced bottle of super vitamins on the local health food store... infact the best place I found was a small internet retailer that I have never heard of before.

    Be sure to google "Nutracene" it was developed by Weller Health Research Group and distributed by NutraCAM, and claims to be the most bio-available form of Vitamin B12. I use it for extra energy when I'm doing my long uphill cycling... and I almsot dare say I'm addicted to its time-released feel good energy

     
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