Been to the doctors today after waiting 3 weeks for an appointment only for the doctor to barely look at me and pretty much refuse to listen. My b12 was as low as 149 last year but my most recent test was 284. I've never had any treatment but was taking a vitamin b complex prior to this test.
Despite requesting intrinsic factor antibodies the lab only did gastric parietal ones and these came back negative. Despite me saying this test is not advised my gp was refusing to rerequest intrinsic factor antibodies saying my b12 was completely normal and GPC is the most sensitive test. He wouldn't listen that the tests can be inaccurate and said MMA, homocysteine and active b12 are not available. He barely glanced at my symptom sheet (I have 22 symptoms) and refused a therapeutic trial. He also said that they don't treat symptoms if the lab results don't show anything. I also asked for free t3 to be checked and that was refused I've now demanded an endocrinologist appt and after much discussion managed to get another request for IF antibodies in the meantime. Why is it so difficult?! It makes me really angry that if you don't go with a list of what you want and well informed you get fobbed off with nothing!