B12levels after 6 loading doses

by Margaret
(Wales UK)

My initial B12 blood test was 136 pg. I have had 6injections and it has risen to 606 is this a metabolically useful level. My GP has stopped any repeat 3 month injections

I have undifferentiated connective tissue disease and my ferritin levels were also low.

I was very short of breath pre injections which is better but I have peripheral neuropathy and I am getting very fatigued again. During the injection I felt that the peripheral neuropathy was slightly improved and also an urge incontinence of urine that I also suffer from
I am having great difficulty walking. I also have a sore tongue and sore angles of my mouth

Could the reading of 606be a false reading. The GP is not open to any discussion on the subject so I am left in limbo

I would be grateful for any advice


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Get a New Doctor
by: Kerri Knox, RN

My advice to you is to get a new doctor! He does not know what he is doing. Vitamin B12 levels are not clinically significant, and high levels during therapy are never significant and should never be done because they will always BE high.

You do not need Vitamin B12 Shots, nor do you need the help or permission of your doctor to take something that you can buy from a health food store! He let you be so deficient for so many years that you now have peripheral neuropathy, then you find the cause of that peripheral neuropathy and he wants to stop it once you are feeling better? This makes no sense.

Is he even trying to find out WHY you have Vitamin B12 Malabsorption?

Please read my page on Vitamin B12 Deficiency Treatment. Do you want PERMISSION or help? Because it sounds like he's not helping you very much. You might try to find someone more knowledgeable than your doctor to help you resolve your nutritional deficiencies and the underlying causes for them.

Kerri Knox RN

Kerri Knox, RN- The Immune System Queen
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