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Vitamin B12 Deficiency

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  • Posted By: bellaloubug
  • June 8, 2008
  • 05:01 PM

To anyone who can give me advice :) I'm a 26 year old female that has been known as "the girl who can sleep anywhere, anytime". I have had general fatigue for so long that I believed it was just the way I was. Every time I go to the doctor I always bring up that I'm generally tired and need a TON of sleep to function day to day. Not one physician has ever looked into this for me and has attributed it to "stress" and being a student. Anyway, a month ago I went to the doc and they finally ran a B12 level and mine came back at 145 pg/ml (the range used at the lab is 180-914pg/ml). I've been taking sublingual B12 dots for the past month and am getting blood drawn this week to see if it's normalized. From what I've been reading online it sounds like 145 is severely low; however, I'm not seeing white spots on my arms and am not having peripheral nerve pain. The only thing that I notice once in a while is I feel a burning sensation in my mid back (like a nerve is being pinched). I have really poor posture and have attributed the burning sensation to that. My hemoglobin was 13.4 g/dL, which is within the normal range. I don't think I'm anemic; however, my ferritin was 43 ng/mL (with norms from 11-307 ng/mL). I'm definately at the lower end. My monocyte % came back high at 9% (norms from 2-8%). Can anyone make sense of this? The doc wasn't alarmed with the borderline low ferritin or the high monocyte %. I'd love any advice... thanks in advance :)

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  • do you get out of breath ever?
    newmommy3 8 Replies Flag this Response
  • you need more than just B12.get the basics: http://forums.wrongdiagnosis.com/showthread.php?t=62327
    Aussie-Kevin 15 Replies
    • October 16, 2010
    • 04:51 AM
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