I have posted this week to say I am a vegetarian who had low serum B12 18 years ago . I was referred to endo (over something else) who, I realised last night , after reading Mr Hoopers book, did the Schillers test on me with Radioactive B12 - the outcome was diet related B12. I had a few B12 injections 18 years ago and then I was left. In the last 6 years my B12 has been above 2000 without supps or injections and I am still a vegetarian who has been taking PPIs (omeprazole type) Is it possible I could have developed some form of PA? I have not been tested for MTHFR. I also have high folates - though you may expect this with a vegetarian diet. In blood tests a year ago the size of my RBC was just over the top of range. In addition to the usual loose stools, fatigue etc I have also recently noticed a numb patch on the top of my big toe. In the last two years my joints have seized up and despite being told 4 years ago post cartilage operation that I had no sign of osteo arthritis, I have now been told that is what I have. I am 48
I have just woken up after 12 hours sleep and could literally go back to bed again now.