My B12 is always low unless I supplement.
I am so sick of taking so many pills every day to assist in my health upkeep.
I have Hashimoto’s which had advanced enough to cause Primary Hypothyroidism. I also have Coeliac Disease but this is well controlled with a strict Gluten Free Diet.
Does anyone else self inject with B12 and is it worth it would you say? Looking for any advice at all.
I’ve posted all my latest labs before on my profile but here they are anyway:
TSH - *0.07 (mIU/L 0.27 - 4.20)
FREE Thyroxine - 13.6 (pmol/L 12.00 - 22.00)
TOTAL Thyroxine - 75.1 (nmol/L 59.00 -154.00)
FREE T3 - 4.37 (pmol/L 3.10 - 6.80)
REVERSE T3 - 21 (ng/dL 10.00 - 24.00)
REVERSE T3 Ratio - *13.55 (15.01 - 75.00)
Thyroglobulin Antibody - 22.90 (IU/mL 0.00 - 115.00)
Thyroid Peroxidase Antibody - *551 (IU/mL 0.00 - 34.00)
Folate (Serum) - *2.90 (ug/L 2.91 - 50.0)
Ferritin - *163 (ug/L 13.00 - 150.00)
I also had a 4-Point Saliva Cortisol check done and can confirm the following results:
WAKING - *1.830 (nmol/L 6.00 - 21.00)
12 Noon - 5.780 (nmol/L 1.50 - 7.60)
4PM - 3.00 (nmol/L 0.00 - 5.49)
BEDTIME - <1.5 (nmol/L 0.00 - 1.99)
My Vitamin D which was low is now normal 103 (nmol/L 50-200 following supplementation with an Oral Spray which I will continue with.
My B12 has increased from 187 but remains extremely low end of range at 209 (ng/L 180-900) but Pernicious Anaemia has been ruled out (thankfully) following Intrinsic Factor Antibody check - 1.7 (U/mL <6). I am now supplementing with a B12 Oral Spray.
My medication dosage at the time of these tests was 50/75mcg Levothyroxine on alternate days and 10mcg T3.
(Although today I have been told to just go to 50mcg Levothyroxine daily from now on based on these results).
I have recently stopped supplementing with Selenium because of build up.
And I have re-introduced Zinc and a BComplex only this week.