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low B12/Ferritin/Testosterone

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Old 02-13-2012, 11:30 AM   #1
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low B12/Ferritin/Testosterone


I have been diagnosed with Celiac Disease and Addison's disease. I also am being investigated for autoimmune hypopituitarism due to low LH/FSH/Testosterone. My question is regarding my vitamin levels. Here were my levels pre and post treatment:

August 2011
B12 = 151 (range 150 - 900)
Ferritin = 46 (range 30 - 300)
Free Testosterone = 4 (range 30 - 90)

September 2011
B12 = 75
Ferritin = 20

* Started B12 Injections every two weeks *

Feb 2012 (levels taken 2 weeks after last injection)
B12 = 160


My questions are,

1. Is it normal for my B12 to only be at 160 after all these injections. I would think two weeks post injection, my levels would still be higher.

2. The doctors said while my ferritin is low, it is common in celiac and is not urgent to be treated. I would think a 25 year old male should have a ferritin much higher than 20 and does anybody know what would cause it drop so quickly?

3. Does anybody know why testosterone levels would drop, no pituitary tumors were found.

I know nobody hear is a doctor, but any input is appreciated. Thanks a lot!!

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