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Old 09-23-2012, 01:28 PM   #1
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b12 level of 290

hi all

il explaine with ive just had a baby and at 32 weeks was found to have a b12 of 170 my doctors (uk) gave me 1 jab later checked the level 2 weeks later and were happy with the results said no futher treatmet needed but to check 6 monhs after giving birth to see if i had pernciuos anemia i had the test a week ago an the level is now 290 they are happy and say this is ''normal'' now the anxious side of me has been googling and i actually seems quiet low looking at symptoms now ive probally been low for years

im tierd all the time
depressed on venlaflaxine 75mg
suffer with anxiety went to docs about this 09/10
have prickling feelings in my arms/hands tinginlign at times in feet
my hair is falling out laods every time i wash hair
my memory is terrible i feel irratale all the time
and getting up in the mornings are horrible im so slow

i also have a thalaeseemia trait with gives me a low hb currantly 10.5
i said to the doctor if my b12 is normal why am i so tierd???? i just dont get it that they wont do anything

pleased help

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Old 09-29-2012, 12:30 PM   #2
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Re: b12 level of 290

The normal level for B12 is 200-900 pg/ml, but according to my doctor if you are being supplemented they like to shoot for keeping your levels around 400-500.
I have a variety of medical issues that cause my levels to be low and I get B12 injections-sometimes weekly, sometimes monthly- depending on my symptoms.
Your hemoglobin is on the low side too, so maybe the combination of low end B12 and hemoglobin is causing you to feel bad-plus you have a 6 month old!

I would go back to your Dr and again explain just how bad you are feeling and ask to have another B12 injection to get your levels up a little higher. Having another injection certainly isn't going to hurt you so I can't imagine that they would object. You can also take oral or sublingual b12-over the counter, if your doctor won't give you the injections.

Hope you get some answers and feel better soon!


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