In March-April I was going back and forth to the doctor with the following symptoms: lightheadedness/faintness, dizziness, weakness, joint pain, weak legs which kept buckling. The only abnormality on my blood tests were elevated MCV/MCH and a slightly higher count of nucleated red blood cells. I was tested for B12 deficiency. Originally I was told it was "good". At the April I found out that my B12 level was 243 and my folate elevated. After 2 injections at the doctor (they said that was all I needed) I started to self-inject B12 daily from end May. The doc ran another blood test earlier this month and I've just got the print off (attached to this post!). It looks like the macrocytosis which had first shown in March has increased slightly, as has the number of nucleated red blood cells. Should I not have expected a change in the other direction after 3 months of B12 injections?
I have had little to no improvement in my main symptoms.
I take 5mg folate daily, along with B12 complex, magnesium, potassium (food) and a few other goodies to help. I'm now taking 3 x Gentle iron pills a day and 2 x sachets Spatone to boost my ferritin levels (last tested at 42).
Am I missing something? Any thoughts?