Hi...I'm confused B12results and wondered if anyone can help me again please.
My B12 was 456 3 months ago and my ferritin was 12 (23-300).
I posted all of my results on here and received lots of helpful replies thanks. I've been taking ferrous fumerate and the ferritin has risen to 42 ( although I've just recovered from a virus, so realise it may have affected result).
My B12 was also retested and is now 292? I'm very confused as I presumed after eating more liver, meat, etc it would have risen? This wasn't mentioned to me, I've just got my printed results and found it!
My folate has risen from 6.1 to 8.0 (2.7-15).
The only other real differences in full blood count appears to be a reduction of platelets, from 341 to 241(150-410). There are other small rises and reductions, not sure if they're relevant.
I was querying on here whether to have the active b12 at the time, but decided to raise ferritin as it didn't seem b12 was too bad.
Does this mean low ferritin was masking some kind of b12 deficiency do you think?
Also, I have low vitamin d (28 nmol) the health centre wanted to recheck this as they hadn't heard of the Birmingham test, again on your kind advice I've had calcium and parathyroid checked, all okay, so now have a apptment booked to discuss vitamin d treatment. I've had a burnt, spotty reaction on face to the sun this week, so not quite sure why that is?
Any help will be much appreciated thanks..,Jo