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Vitamin B12 Deficiency/Thyroidectomy

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  • Posted By: paulabasson
  • August 12, 2012
  • 00:05 PM

Hi, I have only just joined this forum.

Have been very poorly for 9 years after removal of my thyroid (never recovered and for many years have been diagnosed with M.E./Chronic Fatigue).

Have recently discovered that I have low B12 - blood test result was 367 pg/mL and have been told that it needs to be nearer 800.

I have just ordered 'Jarrow' methylcobalmin - 5000mcg lozenges and am thinking of starting on 1 per day. I also take a Vitamin B-50 Complex.
Is 1 5000mcg lozenge per day enough to begin the process?

A friend who recommended this site mentions that I should also consider taking Folic Acid - there is an amount of folic acid in my B50 complex - 400ug - is this enough.

I need to learn all I can about B12 - so any advice would be greatly appreciated.

Many Thanks

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  • Hi Paula,There is a thread on this site called "Active B12 Basics". I think that the first 13posts on that thread could answer some of your questions.http://forums.bettermedicine.com/showthread.php/62327-active-b12-basics?highlight=Active+basicsBest regards.mogy
    mogy73 18 Replies
    • August 22, 2012
    • 04:35 AM
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