I managed to speak with my GP last week regarding my low level of vitamin B12 in the light of all my auto immune problems but in particular my under-active thyroid. My level was about 280 and the lab range was 225-1100 or there about.
My GP began by flatly saying my levels were 'within normal range'. However, I pointed out that I have the above condition, have coeliac disease, a diagnosis of UCTD and my grandma had pernicious anaemia! SURELY THIS SHOULD BE INVESTIGATED in the light of my being so unwell?
Thanks to this fantastic site and the links to the vitb12 deficiency site, I was able to print out a treatment protocol and a symptom list which I had pre filled in before the appointment for those in the supposed normal range but with extra stress because of auto immunity.
The doctor certainly sat up and took notice and was interested in my research.
Being pro active, and after telling her I have purchased a product, she has endorsed my taking a sublingual vitamin B12 spray (1200mcg) daily on top of my vitamin D3 and magnesium as a therapeutic trial instead of injections.
What are your thoughts good people? How soon will I start to notice an improvement or am I expecting too much too soon? I would appreciate any thoughts.