Hello, I started suffering from balance problems and many other symptoms suggestive of low b12 at the start of this year. I am a 7 year breast cancer survivor who was treated by surgery, chemotherapy, radiotherapy and herceptin and have been taking tamoxifen for 7 years. In June after blood tests I was told I had low vitamin levels and to take a multivitamin. Despite attempts to find out what vitamins the response I got was "all of them". I did, one providing 100% of all vitamins. In July I saw a neurologist who said there were no problems and b12 was fine. 10 days ago I had repeat tests and got some figures out of the health assistant:
June - b12 167, ferritin 17
July - b12 224
November - b12 207, ferritin 14
Guidelines where I am are b12 180 and ferritin 10.
I am hypothyroid and apparently in June my thyroid levels were low, 10 days ago they were fine and I'm told my b12 and ferritin are normal. My diet is good and my symptoms have improved somewhat, though I'm not right.
Am I right in thinking that if my b12 improved with a multivitamin then it's not pa? I intend to try and see a GP (very diificult) what should I be asking? I just want to feel normal.
Thank you for reading.