My name is Christine. I'm brand new to all of this. My 19-year old daughter Faith has very serious health issues, including low iron, low folate, and low B12. About three years ago Faith's overall health took a drastic downward turn. She has now been home bound and largely chair-and-bed bound for the past three years, and has been hospitalized twice. She has chronic neurological Lyme disease and co-infections, as well as Hashimoto's disease--and we're not sure what all else. She has severe fatigue, and is extremely sensitive to motion of any sort (which makes her nauseated, etc.).
When Faith has tried to take B12 or folate, she has negative reactions (usually increased nausea and tenseness). Also, she even has trouble taking vitamin C. She didn't used to have trouble taking iron, but now she has negative reactions with that as well.
Why do her B12 numbers show high on a regular blood test (1008 pg/mL, ref range 232-1245, 02/23/18, without supplementation), but when we had cellular testing with the SpectraCell blood test, the results showed as low B12? Is it ever possible for someone with low B12 (in light of the SpectraCell test) to be unable to tolerate sublingual B12 (pure, with no other ingredients)?
A very concerned mother