What are proper levels of vitamin B12 for a 63 yr. old women?

by Carolyn Deal
(Jonesboro, AR. USA)

I recently began having pain/soreness in my tongue, burning

in my mouth and pain in my teeth. My dentist said she had
seen these symptoms hundreds of times. She said it is a B12
deficiency. I made an appointment with my family dr. who said he would do blood work. This came back "within range" at 644; the range being from 239 to 931.
Beside the fact that the test could have been the wrong one--not the Methylmalonic Acid test--I would think anyone would need to be in the 800-900 range. I have also been experiencing forgetful patterns, extreme tiredness, aching in joints.
My thyroid is hypo, which I don't think has been treated
correctly, which causes me problems.
I do appreciate your time in reading my message.
Thank you,


C. Deal

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Just take it
by: Kerri Knox, Registered Nurse

Hi Carolyn,

I don't bother with vitamin b12 levels. They are inaccurate, so ignore them completely. There is NO DOWNSIDE to simply taking vitamin b12 and seeing if you feel better. Please see my pages on:

Vitamin B12 Deficiency Treatment

and

Vitamin B12 Levels.



Kerri Knox, RN

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