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Need some help please

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • October 28, 2007
  • 05:04 PM

Hi everyone,

I seem to have all my doctors puzzled. Maybe someone can help shed some light on things or has a similar situation.

In 2003 at the age of 26, my B12 was undetectable at <74 RBC Folate was 815 MCH was high at 33.2, Cholesterol was high at 7.78, Trig high at 6.22, Hdl low at 0.78 total Chol/HDL 9.97.

A month of loading my B12 got to 504 then dropped back to 133 which is low two months later. 504 is the highest reading I have every got in the 3 years I have been keeping records.

In 2004 we starting testing my ferritin it was 6 then it currently stands undetectable at <5. It has never moved above 7. Doctor says its normal for me?

My B12 has been low since 2005 with a 119 being the highest and 78 being the lowest. Also since the starting of 2005 I have had a high fasting glucose of 6.1 which has climbed to 7.1 after my most recent blood test. Also my cholesterol numbers has been high this entire time. I have managed to get it down to Chol/HDL ratio of 7.61.

I had an endoscopy which was neg for PA, celiac profile twice which was negative. I do have thyroid disease. I had RAI in 2003 for graves disease. Because I have never been anemic the doctors think i'm fine. I do not feel fine. I have muscle and joint pain, swelling, on and off low grade fever, pain that starts at the front of my abdomen then radiates to my back, Days where I can't stand up cause the room is spinning and i feel out of it, bowel problems, tingling, numbness and burning sensation hitting different parts of my body on different days, just to name a few. The symptoms come and go and sometimes only one or two at a time.

My last two blood test abnormalities
Mar3, 2007 -B12 78L - Ferritin 7L - Fasting Glucose 6.7H - Chol 6.94H - HDL 0.88L - LDL 5.34H - Chol/HDL 7.89H - Chloride 109H
Oct23, 2007 -B12 88L - Ferritin <5L - Fasting Glucose 7.1H - Chol 7.15H - Trig 3.77H - LDL 4.50H - Chlo/HDL 7.61H - MCH 32.4H

I'm 30 years old with a normal BMI. Any ideas would greatly be appreciated. Sorry for the long post.

Nicole

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