When my doctor’s office called me back about my B12, they sounded really scared as if they thought I was going to croak or something. Anyone know what level that would be? Just curious…. All I know is it’s under 150 but they don’t give you more specific results than that here.
Anyone else never find the cause of their b12 deficiency? I found out I wasn't absorbing it in 2019. I got injections and my levels recovered a little but it remained low end. The only investigating my doctor did was refer me to endocrinology. They scoped me and said "you don't have Celiac, sooo idk! It's a mystery 🤷♀️" But like... That doesn't sit right with me. I would like to address the root cause of the b12 not absorbing, if possible. Or is it more common to just never know??
I was diagnosed with anemia last year. I started having chest pains and my boyfriend took me to the ER. Come to find out my iron and b12 were extremely low and blood count was 0.2 away from me needing a blood transfusion. But I had no blood loss at all and nothing showed on my scans. A year later they still can't tell me what's wrong but my blood count this last appt was lower than it has been in the previous months. Anyone experienced this?
Anyone with pernicious anemia able to share more about how they were diagnosed and their treatment experience? I have incredibly low B12 levels despite weekly injections and not testing for the intrinsic factor. Are there other conditions besides pernicious anemia that can impact absorption? I’m seeing a hematologist in a few weeks.
So I’m new to the whole vitamin b12 conversation. I just had some lab work done last month which showed I was very low. I also have Crohn’s Disease which is very common with b12 deficiency. My doctor suggested regular b12 injections, and just wondering how that experience goes? I’m familiar with needles/shots/etc. I get infusions every 8wk for the Crohn’s, but just wondering what you all do to help with the deficiency and what the injection process is like. Do you do them at home or go to your provider? Do you feel relief immediately or does it take time to build up in your system? Any info is appreciated, just curious about it all. Thanks!😊
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