I have a conundrum ... pls scroll down to my Q at the end if you don’t have time to read my backstory ☺️
I have hypothyroidism but I haven’t been diagnosed with PA, and IFa test came back negative. I know this could still mean I have Pa but I don’t have the fight in me to argue with Gp.
I had low levels of b12- always been 160-240 in the few years that I’ve had it tested. When I’m on hormonal/contraceptive tablets it’s lowered it further and I used to feel I was dying.
Long story short I had loading doses injections in February and my symptoms disappeared (neurological and fatigue etc)
They slowly crept back in a few weeks after so I took 3000iu oral spray daily - seemed to manage most of symptoms but about a month ago they got worse again- and then I started hormonal ivf meds which made it worse (not as bad as before thankfully maybe because immsupplemeting) however I’m due my 3 month injection in couple weeks (doctor said I didn’t need it nurse said I did so Im hoping they will agree to do it as I def feel I need it!)
However i want to check if my b12 levels are ok whilst on the spray so I’ve ordered a blood test online which I’ll take on Monday. I know b12 levels can be skewed whilst taking supplements but that’s the whole point- I want to know if my active b12 is ok whilst on supplements I’m taking.
1) So my Q is- do I take the spray as normal (at night) and test in morning?
Should I stop taking the spray at least a day or two beforehand so that an immediate spike isn’t skewed by the sprays but it still gives me an idea of supplementing is working?
2) is it ok to have b12 injections whilst possibly pregnant?
Thanks in advance ( I feel my last ivf failed partly due to undiagnosed b12 deficiency and don’t want to risk it again- so frustrated that ivf has timed with my 3 month injection and my symptoms returning