I'm looking for advice and help on whether I should keep investigating B12 deficiency or just give up on it. I had a GP appointment yesterday and he is convinced I don't have a problem with B12 these were his reasons.
1. I don't have macrocytic anaemia but I have iron deficiency anaemia so this could be masking the macrocytic anaemia.
2. My B12 result in March was 564ng/l [187-883] he didn't accept my argument that I had been taking supplements.
The reasons I think I have a problem are my symptoms some neurological although some have improved with the iron supplements. I would say my memory problems are still bad. I am still very tired sleep for about 10 hours but feel tired again early afternoon. I have been told I need to be on anti-depressants long term.
The other reason is in 2012 I was being investigated for stomach problems they found out I was anaemic and one report says anaemia not iron deficient. I was told on the phone by the hospital that my anaemia was caused by B12 deficiency. I have got my hospital medical records but there is no B12 test. I am now wondering if I should get my GP records and see if there is a B12 test on there. But not sure if this GP would go with a result from 2012.
I have to wait now for a few months to get any further testing done as this GP had agreed to loading injections in April.
Please could someone give me advice on what I should do next. Thanks for reading.