Around 7 and a half years ago after having blood tests for Lupus I was found to be deficient in B12 with a level of 187. I was straight away put on loading injections then kept on injections every 3 months for life, or as I thought. I've had various nightmares with different surgeries but until recently kept on the jabs. My last jab before I moved GP was in November 2016.
When I moved, I was asked to do blood tests (3rd Jan 2017):
B12 - 345 pg/ml (normal range 197-771)
Folate - 5.6 ng/ml (normal range 3.9-20)
I was also found to be severely vitamin D deficient so I was given tablets to bring that back to normal. I was sent to a haematologist to find out if I had PA or not as no one had previously looked into it properly, and the test came back negative. She requested the GP to assess my bloods and B12 after 6 months and then 12 months but was sure that my B12 deficiency was no longer an issue.
I had my blood retaken on 1st September 2017:
B12 - 289 pg/ml (normal range 197-771)
Folate - 2.8 ng/ml (normal range 2.9-26.8)
Also Ferritin - 208 ug/l (normal range 13-150)
Just spoke to the doctor and apparently I don't need B12 injections still, though she's giving me a month of folate and my iron is okay.
I feel fobbed off to be honest, I don't feel well at all and it's obviously reduced over time even though my diet is animal heavy and I eat more veg and fruit than I used to. I've taken no supplements since the blood test in Jan.
So I would like to know good B12 supplements that I might be able to take, as I am not absorbing normally (which seems obvious) and also I really needed to just have a little rant because I am sick to death of being messed about with. I honestly don't feel like I can carry on for another 6 months to see if it gets lower again. Any advice gratefully received.