After an unbelievable amount of faffing about, the newest test result came back from St Thomas`s ... and then, because they`d "lost the others" at the Doc`s... the whole lot had to be resent from the local hospital. Hurrah!
So, I am led to believe that I am NOT B12 deficient. For your perusal...
Homocysteine 12.20 umol/L ....(range 0.00-15.00) "within reference range"
Intrinsic Factor Antibody...Negative.
Methylmalonic Acid ...."concentration within reference intervals, satisfactory functional B12 status at this time"
Active B12 ...119 pmol/L (25-108) "Vitamin B12 replete"
They didn`t do a Full Blood Count because they didn`t take enough blood. Duh !!! but it probably doesn`t matter for now.
Neuro Apt in Jan, Gastro Apt in 4-6 months!
Next, after Christmas, I`ll have a Vit D test done (but I can send that away myself) and if it ain`t that, I will start all over again with Thyroid tests.
Since taking the double dose of the Vitamin D(plus extras), I do feel much better and not so tired. Still had one recent migraine, but now the horrible walking pains and feet problems seem to have more "good days" in with the bad. Other weird things still remain.... like the fat pie-crust-edged tongue and the hands cramping and locking. If I don`t eat much in the evenings, I`m not so uncomfortable. I feel happier if I can just get out more, basically.
So I will wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Healthy New Year.