Hi again everyone. It's been 5 months since blood tests showed my daughter was deficient in B12 & Vit D. We are British expats living in South India.
She has been taking Reserve Plus capsules which contain Mecobalamin Alpha lipoic Acid, Inositol, Folic Acid & Zinc. She has been taking them for 5 months and her levels have gone up to 934. Her Ferritin was 6.1 so she is also taking Iron Pyrophosphate Tablets. She's complaining that the tablets, particularly the B12 make her feel sick.
Something doesn't add up though, why would her body be able to absorb B12 from a tablet and not from food? I switched her to the school Doctor who is very laid back about it and has blamed symptoms on 'teenage angst'.
Just looking for suggestions if anyone has any as to whether I should be pushing for tests to see why she is B12 & Ferritin & Vit D deficient or whether it could have been a temporary problem. I don't particularly want to go down the route of invasive tests if they're unnecessary - it's all private healthcare here and I do wonder sometimes whether it's sometimes a 'ruse' to make money.
Thank you in advance