Hi all, I recently had blood tests done for possible Hashimoto's & one thing that popped up was a serum B12 level of 248 (180-2000 range). My GP said this was fine! My serum folate was also low, TSH high but still in range (2.7)...
So I started researching B12 & was directed here and to look at PA as a possible cause. It makes a lot of sense. However, I'm not sure what to say to my GP or if there is a test that can give me an answer if I have PA or if it's been caused by being vegetarian/vegan for 25 years.
I'm thinking I should just try methylcobalamin as a sublingual supplement - but I've been reading a low B12 can cause less sense of smell & since we moved house 3 years ago, I've become almost impossible to tolerate any artificial scents, woodsmoke, exhausts, petrol motors... You name it, I can smell it and it makes me very sick. The neurology dept said it is "migraine syndrome"... Anyway, if I take B12, I'm terrified of it getting worse. This has caused me so much difficulty in my family life, my social life (Ha! What's ghat?!), my work (as in, I can't work because I just can't be near most people without becoming ill).
Has anyone else ever had hyperosmia or olfactory problems which B12 has helped?