Dear all, I've just joined your community as I've had a low b12 score on a recent private blood test and I want more information before I go to the doctor. My scores for vitamins are: Vitamin B12 L 146 Deficient <140 pmol/L Insufficient 140 - 250 Consider reducing dose >725, Serum Folate 31.06 10.4 - 42.4 nmol/L.
I have lots of the symptoms on the PA website and also a high TSH on the same test so something is up!
I have been struggling really badly with diet following a traumatic time in hospital over a year ago for some still unexplained "allergic" like reaction possibly linked to asthma medication and came out unable to tolerate food that I once was fine with. I appear to be able to manage on a low salicylate, low amine, no colours / additives or sulphites, gluten and dairy free diet (which you can imagine is not easy!). If I go over my salicylate level even to the extent of eating a peeled golden delicious apple I have urticaria, gastric symptoms and breathing difficulties. Research on the internet has suggested that thyroid problems may be linked and thyroxine may help but my GP is reluctant to prescribe until my TSH is over 10 (currently TSH H 7.89 range 0.27 - 4.20 IU/L). I really need to be able to expand the diet but can't without being ill and now it seems I have low B12 which is why I feel so rough. Does anyone know where I can find out the details of the contents of commonly used B12 supplements used in uk as I don't want to precipitate an attack due to fillers and colours or preservatives and need to know the make up to help my doctor find tablets / injections that may suit. Anyone else know anything about these above problems which have stumped my GP, nice scholarly articles welcome!