Diagnosed 10 years ago with Graves disease, 2 years ago total Thyroidectomy.
I have been sent to this site from Thyroid UK regarding my B12 and folate blood tests, I was told it would be better to post it here. I also need help in convincing my GP to perscribe B12 and Folate as the Endo has said "Her blood test shows she is rather folate deplete with an assay result of just 2.2 (4.6-18.7). The B12 is likewise a little low at 157 (197-771). Her Coeliac screen was negative, I've asked her to revisit her diet and another folate will be done in four months time to see if she ought to move onto 5mg a day tablet supplement".
I am seeing my GP tomorrow, and I need help in explaining to him why my levels are so low and why I need them increased. As for revisiting my diet, I am a lifelong vegetarian and my diet has never changed.
The pain that started in my hands has now traveled up both of my arms and in my legs, it's waking me up 2-3 times a night and preventing me to sleep.
Thank you very much for taking the time to read this post.