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  • Posted By: mrsberm
  • September 2, 2010
  • 08:29 PM

Hi,
A little over 3 months ago I was told that I was on the low side of normal with B12. It was 388. My doctor told me to take 1000mcg every day for 3 months and get checked again. Well, I got Sally's book and found out a lot of information, which of course my doctor didn't share with me. I convinced him to do a b12, folate, homocystine, MMA test this time. The MMA urine test is for some reason not available in New York State and my doctor was unaware that this test even existed so he ordered the blood. Anyway, still waiting on the results of MMA and Hom. but did get B12 of 472 and Folate of 16.7. As far as I know, folate looks good and I know that there was an increase in B12 but not much and In my opinion, it's still too low.
My question is is the increase from 388 to 472 in 3 months good or not? Will my levels improve in time with taking the same 1mg or should something more be done? I am still having symtoms with numb big toes, facial twitch and a few other things.
I will get the results of the other 2 tests in less than a week but wanted to know what you think.
Thanks,
Kristin

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  • Hi,A little over 3 months ago I was told that I was on the low side of normal with B12. It was 388. My doctor told me to take 1000mcg every day for 3 months and get checked again. Well, I got Sally's book and found out a lot of information, which of course my doctor didn't share with me. I convinced him to do a b12, folate, homocystine, MMA test this time. The MMA urine test is for some reason not available in New York State and my doctor was unaware that this test even existed so he ordered the blood. Anyway, still waiting on the results of MMA and Hom. but did get B12 of 472 and Folate of 16.7. As far as I know, folate looks good and I know that there was an increase in B12 but not much and In my opinion, it's still too low. My question is is the increase from 388 to 472 in 3 months good or not? Will my levels improve in time with taking the same 1mg or should something more be done? I am still having symtoms with numb big toes, facial twitch and a few other things.I will get the results of the other 2 tests in less than a week but wanted to know what you think.Thanks,Kristin MrsBerm: Welcome to the B12 discussion thread. First, what kind of B12 are yu taking? Is it a tablet, or sublingual? 388 to 472 in 3 months is not a lot, as far as your level goes. To heal from B12 deficiency you need to take more than you are currently taking. Here is link for you to check out. It is for anyone who is new to this thread. Do not post questions there. Come back here. Others can help answer, and support your plan to get better. This is the protocol linkhttp://forums.wrongdiagnosis.com/showthread.php?t=62327Check out all the basics and the list of symptoms. You will be amazed at how much b12 covers.I am also from NY, a suburb of Buffalo. Where are you located?
    cyndyd 458 Replies
    • September 3, 2010
    • 03:18 AM
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  • Hi,A little over 3 months ago I was told that I was on the low side of normal with B12. It was 388. My doctor told me to take 1000mcg every day for 3 months and get checked again. Well, I got Sally's book and found out a lot of information, which of course my doctor didn't share with me. I convinced him to do a b12, folate, homocystine, MMA test this time. The MMA urine test is for some reason not available in New York State and my doctor was unaware that this test even existed so he ordered the blood. Anyway, still waiting on the results of MMA and Hom. but did get B12 of 472 and Folate of 16.7. As far as I know, folate looks good and I know that there was an increase in B12 but not much and In my opinion, it's still too low. My question is is the increase from 388 to 472 in 3 months good or not? Will my levels improve in time with taking the same 1mg or should something more be done? I am still having symtoms with numb big toes, facial twitch and a few other things.I will get the results of the other 2 tests in less than a week but wanted to know what you think.Thanks,Kristin MrsBerm: Welcome to the B12 discussion thread. First, what kind of B12 are yu taking? Is it a tablet, or sublingual? 388 to 472 in 3 months is not a lot, as far as your level goes. To heal from B12 deficiency you need to take more than you are currently taking. Here is link for you to check out. It is for anyone who is new to this thread. Do not post questions there. Come back here. Others can help answer, and support your plan to get better.This is the protocol linkhttp://forums.wrongdiagnosis.com/showthread.php?t=62327Check out all the basics and the list of symptoms. You will be amazed at how much b12 covers.I am also from NY, a suburb of Buffalo.
    cyndyd 458 Replies
    • September 4, 2010
    • 01:48 AM
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