Just to follow up from last post.
My husband went for his G.P. appt. and just as we thought G.P. said he was in 'range' (level 229 range 180 - 1100)
We both said yes but bottom of range
His other biochemical test was O.K. just a rise in something (we can't remember the name) the liver produces because he'd fasted before the blood test.
Anyway we both argued he had all the symptoms of B12 deficiency, yes but your in range G.P. replied.
My husband asked me to go to the appt. with him as he said he wouldn't know what to say but he surprised me and the Doctor by saying, look I was an engineer before I retired and if I was working on a machine and it was only working say 22% I know what my boss would say 'get the machine fixed and get it working 100%
so its the same with me, I want my B12 at the top of the range for me to work better, I don't want it that low so I can't work properly,
Guess what, G.P. then decided she could prescribe him supplements then checked in her book what seemed to be ages before mumbling 'oh tablets seemed to have gone out of favour' and the said yes I will prescribe injections.
He had his first one today and also had a blood test for antibodies for PA
Just goes to show if we had gone in and accepted what she said he would never have got them.
Best wishes browny