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I was diagnosed earlier in the year , was told my b12 was very low and had 6 booster injection , a month ago I had a blood test to see what happens next , now been told my b12 is normal and it's dietary ( had the blood test done during a set of 3 booster injections) got a phone consultation in 2 weeks and need some advice , was this normal practice and also what questions to ask ? Thanks guys

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Hi Duranie the main thing to ask is how are you feeling now that your B12 level is "back to normal"?

If the cause of the original deficiency was "dietary" can you improve your daily intake of Vitamin B12 rich foods such as red meats, fish, eggs, poultry and dairy produce?

Also do you know what your Folate level is? To maintain that you need to eat leafy green vegetables, sprouts, broccoli, spinach, beans, peas etc.

I'm not a medically trained person but there are others on here who will be able to give you good advice

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please see response on this post

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Thanks for the help . The doctor has said that my b12 levels are 'above 'normal and has ruled out pa completely and is now going to search to see what else could cause the symptoms. I have an appointment on Wed so we shall see .


getting the impression that your GP, like so many others, doesn't really understand how B12 works and how to really interpret the results of serum test after loading shots.

may be worth suggesting that he looks at the area on the PAS website aimed at medical professionals


there is also this recent article from bloodjournal.

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