Hi, I'm new here, thanks for having me. I am a bit, ok a lot confused and wonder if anyone can shed any light on my situation at all.
I recently (5th June) had a Full Blood Count done at my request as I have been feeling more rough than usual, I already have Fibro, M.E and DDD - degenerative disk disease.
The results came back low, if you let me know what figures would help I will get them, there are loads! Saw G.P on 29th June and started on 210mg Ferrous Fumerate 3 x daily, she also sent me for a B12 test on the same day as she couldn't see a logical reason for the Iron to be low.
I have been complaining of tingling in shoulder blade and random patches of pulled muscle type pain in my back and terrible shaky hands. I had an MRI for this which showed no reason for the symptoms.
The B12 results came back as
Serum vitamin B12 level 93 ng/L [180 - 900]
Serum ferritin level 9 ng/ml [15 - 200]
Serum folate level 4 ng/ml [4 - 20]
I'm trying to find out what the suggested course of treatment would be with these figures and I will say what my G.P has decided. Bearing in mind this only came about because I am due to have a hysterectomy next Thursday.
Can't think of anything else at present but please just ask if you need any more details, I have requested a phone call from G.P for tomorrow and I would like to be a bit more clued up than I am currently.
Thank you for your time.