You may recall I had a low B12 of 129 (range 180-914). I stopped taking reflux meds but after 6 weeks the B12 had only risen to 143 which is clearly deficient. I went to see the GP today armed with all sorts of info but, as usual, I was squashed into submission. I asked for B12 injections but he refused on the grounds that my Hb was higher than it has been for years so I am not anaemic. My folates and ferratin are in the "normal" range but both are at the lower end.
He did prescribe me 50mcg B12 twice daily making a daily total of only 100mcg. In between getting the latest test and getting a GP appointment I have started taking 5000mcg daily of Solgar B12. Now what do I do? At the next test the B12 will have risen and the stupid GP will assume it is the meagre amount he is giving me.
Also the Solgar B12 is Methylcobalamin whereas the B12 from the GP is Cyanocobalamin? What is the difference? I am sure I have read somewhere on this site that the M......is better than the C.......
Your thoughts would be appreciated.