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  • Posted By: sickinva
  • September 14, 2010
  • 06:12 AM

hi everyone,since i first told of my mothers deficiency, b12 level was 340, and very symptommatic, her doctor didn't agree with me, she refused umma testing, now in 2010, i find out her levels in 2oo9, had dropped to 280, gp giving her oral over counter 1,000 cyano pill, last b12 test showed 1200.. i want her to test her for pernicous anemia....which is what i have..heres where i'm confused, i didn't think oral pill would do any good for P A, since we don't get b12 from our food, how can you get it with pill then???????? GP has done no testing to see whats causing deficiency. I WANT TO KNOW if she has PA, could it be her problem. thank you for your input.

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  • Many things can cause one to have increased B12 need or lower B12 or a deficiency. My B12 when it was at 337 was making me have more symptoms. Things which can affect our B12 levelsalcoholism (damaged liver doesnt store)stress vegetarism or a poor bad dietuse of heartburn meds (change stomach acid so things arent absorbed as well)pregnancyParasite infestation eg tapewormAny illness which affects liver badlyRenal disease eg Celiac disease, diverticulitis (increased B12 excretion)Diarrhoea (Intrinsic facor hasnt time to bind to B12)Smokers (cyanide binds to B12 making it unabsorbable) so the issue doesnt have to mean its pernicous anemia.
    taniaaust1 2267 Replies
    • September 15, 2010
    • 10:07 AM
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  • hi everyone,since i first told of my mothers deficiency, b12 level was 340, and very symptommatic, her doctor didn't agree with me, she refused umma testing, now in 2010, i find out her levels in 2oo9, had dropped to 280, gp giving her oral over counter 1,000 cyano pill, last b12 test showed 1200.. i want her to test her for pernicous anemia....which is what i have..heres where i'm confused, i didn't think oral pill would do any good for P A, since we don't get b12 from our food, how can you get it with pill then???????? GP has done no testing to see whats causing deficiency. I WANT TO KNOW if she has PA, could it be her problem. thank you for your input. Hi Sickinva, i didn't think oral pill would do any good for P A, since we don't get b12 from our food, how can you get it with pill then???????? From oral doses such as you describe about 1% can be absorbed passively, not using the complicated intrinsic factor absorption system. IN food, to extract fractions of a mcg from food takes a very complicated system that can malfunction but that can absorb near 100% of amounts under 2-4 mcg. b12 level was 340, and very symptommatic, her doctor didn't agree with me, she refused umma testing, now in 2010, i find out her levels in 2oo9, had dropped to 280 Her unsupplemented levels appear much too high for her to not be absorbing any b12 from food. It is highly unlikely to be due to that cause. Be aware that cyanocbl doesn't do what methylb12 of one of the effective brands can do.
    Freddd 3576 Replies
    • September 22, 2010
    • 04:56 AM
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