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B12 levels just revealed, feel it may be pernicious anaemia

lookingforanswers1
lookingforanswers1

Hi everyone,

I've had a range of symptoms for a year and a half now including chronic fatigue, pain in muscles and arms, dead arms and legs, joint pain, memory difficulty, difficulty with my speech. Ruled out many things with gp including anything to do with thyroid.

I had my b12 and folate tested privately, now think need to look further at PA?

Active B12: 50.9 (pmol/L) 25 - 49 = just above the insufficient range.

Folate (serum): 6.07 ug/L (I was told this was low?)

What are your thoughts?

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clivealive
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Hi lookingforanswers1 have you had your Vitamin D level tested?

Lower level Vitamin D deficiency can lead to a number of non-specific symptoms, including possibly chronic fatigue (experts have for many years noted an association between sufferers of chronic fatigue syndrome or myalgic encephalitis (CFS or ME) and low blood levels of Vitamin D).

It has been estimated that between 50-70% of people living in the northern Europe (where daylight length reduces your chances of receiving adequate sunlight in the winter) are deficient in this vitamin by March each year. Symptoms of vitamin D deficiency include chronic pain, weak bones, frequent infections (recent research has detected an association between vitamin D deficiency and severe pneumonia), depression and fatigue.

I'm not saying that your symptoms are not B12 related it's just that there are other causes that can produce similar symptoms such as thyroid problems.

I am not a medically trained person but I've had Pernicious Anaemia (a form of B12 deficiency) for more than 46 years.

I wish you well.

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