Hello. l'm a coeliac sufferer with pernicious anaemia living in Canada. l'm heading back (with my battle armour firmly mounted!) to my GP tomorrow. l'm going to ask her to check my iron, folates (both of which she previously said were low but of no concern) as l'm convinced they are affecting my B12 absorption. l'm also going to ask her to check my Vitamin D (which was marked as low back in March and l supplement 3000ui orally, daily (as per GI instructions)) as l know this is important. l've also researched and read that a person should supplement with B6, Vitamin K (to aid absorption), magnesium and potassium.
Can l request a complete vitamin/mineral count?
My next question is what are the healthy/optimum levels for each of these?
l self inject every other day with 1000mcg. l switched from cyano recently to hydroxo but l don't think it's helping as much. Plus, my lower back, spine and shoulders are so sore.
Would methyl be the best as l've read its the most effective for those with neuro symptoms?
Also, what is the test for functional B12 deficiency?
She said my thyroid levels came back fine. Not so sure l trust her diagnosis of the result. What level should thyroid be at?
Should l insist on IV/injectable supplementation due to coeliac malabsorption?
Sorry for the laundry load of questions but you all are fonts of knowledge regarding this disease!
l need as much info as possible as my doctor is completely clueless regarding PA. l'm also trying to see an integrative doctor but the wait time is 6 weeks.
Thanks in advance!