Yesterday I got my first blood results since starting this journey to try and help find the source of my health issues. The GP had refused IF antibodies .
To my dismay the lab (local hospital ) had refused to test for serum B12 as it was done pre op in January and deemed normal. It can't be done for another 6 months now I gather - it would be 60 days if abnormal. I had a general anaesthetic 4 weeks ago and have felt a huge exacerbation of my symptoms since. Despite knowing what I now know about nitrous oxide in a general anaesthetic and its effect on serum B12 levels, it seems I won't be able to get this redone again- a battle with the lab now, not only the GP ! I feel pretty devastated about that. Anyway, I managed to find January's result from the receptionist who kindly printed it out after phoning the lab.
I would be so grateful for your comments;
27th Jan 2017, Serum Vit B12 402 ng/L (180-900)
29th March 2017 , Serum Folate 6.2 ug/L >3.8
29th March 2017, Serum Ferritin 95 ug/L (15-300)
I also have FBC from 14th March 2017...not sure what is of interest other than these:
RBC count 4.91 10*12/L (3.80-5.5 )
MCV 89 fL (80-100 fL)
MCH 27.5 (27-33)
My serum alkaline phosphatase was flagged as being slightly raised but "acceptable" at 134 u/L (30-130) I am 4 weeks post op gall bladder removal.
I have all the other values but not sure they are relevant.
I have a myriad of symptoms...many neurological- neuropathy, twitchy, poor balance, neuralgia,shortness of breath, extreme pallor,fatigue, insomnia,palpitations, tachycardia,facial tics,terrible memory, poor concentration, depression,restless legs, trouble with train of thought, completing a sentance etc etc
Thank you again. I am about to phone the Dr Monday to discuss the results but all are deemed in normal range by the lab.