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High platelets, low b12- feel like crap??

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  • Posted By: peeza79
  • January 29, 2009
  • 04:40 PM

Hi, I am about to turn 30 in a few days. Up until a year ago I have always been a pretty healthy lady. I started off with having headaches every day and then began to get very sore muscles and bones. My torso feels extremely stiff and sore all the time. I gained 50 pounds in five months andmy b12 levels are low dispite getting b12 shots every 4 weeks. I also just found out that my platelets are high. Appearently my thyroid is swollen and there is a lump on the left side of it. however, my TSH levels are 2.79 which is with in normal range.

Does anybody have any ideas??

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  • Hi I have Low B12 and High Blood Platelets as well.. What does that mean?? I started taking B12 and folic acid because low B12 is Pernicious Anemia which can lead to all kinds of things Including MS. But what does it mean to have low B12 and High Blood Platelets? What did your Dr. say? Mine did not tell me?
    tonino 2 Replies
    • February 18, 2009
    • 10:43 AM
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  • I never did find out what it means for myself. But I did find out that high platelets can be caused by a number of things including inflammitory diseases, birth control pills and different types of anemia. Pernicous anemia, in its true form, is not just B12 deficiency, it is the lack of intrinsic factor. Intrinsic factor is what allows your body to absorb vitamin B12 from the digestive tract. B12 deficiency does not neccessarily mean pernicious anemia. B12 can be low due to diet, bowel/digestive problems and other problems. If you come up with any answers let me know. I am still trying to figure out what is the cause of my problems. Keep insisting that someone needs to help you, it's the only way to get things done.
    peeza79 7 Replies
    • February 18, 2009
    • 01:09 PM
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  • Hi Peeza.. your very right.. also we have to be very careful and make sure we are getting enough B12 due to this malabsorption missing intrinsic factor.. My sister was diagnosed with MS a few years ago.. Low B12 can lead to MS because it eats aways at the Myelin Sheath.. also nerve damage.. ugh Make sure you are taking the sublingual (under the tongue) kind that is also Methylcolbalmin.. not the cyanancolbalmin.. not sure of the spelling.. but the Methylcolbalmin is absorbed much better especially if we have the problem with the intrinsic factor.. but I was never told anything about the high blood platelets and if its connected.. but I assume it is.. also I recently lost 20lbs through diet.. (I suggest weight watchers or something simmilar) but I feel better in regards to no more tingling in my hands and feet.. but still need the B12 I believe. Does anyone else want to weigh in??:-) I hope you feel better. If I learn anything new I will let you know and you do the same!Thanks
    tonino 2 Replies
    • February 18, 2009
    • 11:43 PM
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  • Hi, I am about to turn 30 in a few days. Up until a year ago I have always been a pretty healthy lady. I started off with having headaches every day and then began to get very sore muscles and bones. My torso feels extremely stiff and sore all the time. I gained 50 pounds in five months andmy b12 levels are low dispite getting b12 shots every 4 weeks. I also just found out that my platelets are high. Appearently my thyroid is swollen and there is a lump on the left side of it. however, my TSH levels are 2.79 which is with in normal range. Does anybody have any ideas??See article: International J. of Hematology 2005;81:301-303 "The platelet count/mean corpuscular hemoglobin ratio distinguishes combined iron and B12 deficiency from uncomplicated iron deficiency"The article suggests measure the PLT/MCH ratio with a cutoff of >12.00 having a 74.6% sensitivity for screening.
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