In response to my letter to my GP about my low B12 levels (182 ng/L) (see healthunlocked.com/thyroidu... if anyone is interested), I’ve been able to have anti-intrinsic factor, Methylmalonic Acid (MMA) and homocysteine tests done. This couldn’t be done at the nurse, so had to go to the hospital to have them done because apparently the homocysteine blood sample needs to be put on ice and sent to the lab within minutes.
My anti-intrinsic factor is negative, but the GP mentioned the results of the “weird” [sic] tests I had asked for (MMA/hcy) hadn’t come back yet. Apparently this was the first time the GP had requested these tests through general practice, and mentioned while the contents of my letter (see link) were interesting, he knew most of it already and didn’t really hold much regard for the additional tests.
Curiously he mentioned a second B12 result, even though I don’t recall seeing B12 listed on the blood request form. This was allegedly 202 ng/L (180-1000), tested one month after the previous test. The only thing I think I have changed is I’m now taking 4,000IU of Vitamin D as opposed to 2,000IU previously.
So I’m unsure now what to do whilst I await the results from the other tests. It’s clear I’m not going to get injections, should I just start supplementing now and see what happens? It’s confusing since is the low b12 because of deficiency, or is this simply the cause of a bigger problem? I’m still thinking about removing my 8 or so dental amalgams, to eliminate that as a problem, but this whole thing just sends me in a spin.