Hi here are all my blood test results for folate/ferritin/B12/vitamin D.
Despite having seemingly optimal results I am sure the symptoms I have listed below with each result suggest low or deficient results. Is there anything I should be continuing, stopping or starting?
I started taking the tablets in December last year and another GP has rechecked my folate and it has come back much improved within a month. But I don’t understand why I have these symptoms of folate deficiency still:
Loss of appetite, some weight loss, weakness, sore tongue, headaches, palpitations, irritability, megaloblastic anaemia findings on full blood count report.
Serum folate 3.28 ng/L (4.60 – 18.70)
Serum folate 16.41 ng/L (4.60 – 18.70)
I was given iron tablets in January 2014 for deficient ferritin and haematologist will not start me back on any iron tablets until my ferritin is 20. I get heavy and irregular periods and I have these symptoms of low ferritin:
Feeling tired, weakness, shortness of breath, poor ability to exercise, confusion, faintness, pale skin. MCV I have been told is not doing very much on full blood count reports.
Serum ferritin 107 ng/L (15 – 150)
Serum ferritin 77 ng/L (15-150)
I took vitamin B12 very briefly and I felt more energised on the supplement but when I had a blood draw after coming off the iron tablets to see what my body was holding onto, the complete blood count suggested I had pernicious anaemia.
I have these symptoms of pernicious anaemia:
Tingling, sore tongue, fatigue, weakness, depressive mood, diarrhoea, dyspepsia, some weight loss, neuropathy, sores at corners of mouth, look of exhaustion, dark circles around eyes, brittle nails, thinning hair, clumsiness, memory loss, difficulty concentrating, brain fog, clumsiness, high blood pressure, yellow waxy colour to skin, shortness of breath (the sighs)
Serum vitamin B12 562 (180 – 900)
Serum vitamin B12 301 (180 – 900)
I currently take 20mcg vitamin D tablets for vitamin D deficiency. GP does not check me for vitamin D very often.
My haematologist asked my GP in June 2016 to monitor my vitamin D and told me my vitamin D level in 2015 is not life threateningly low.
I have these symptoms of vitamin D deficiency:
Depression, light-headedness, muscle aches and weakness, muscle twitching.
Total 25 OH vitamin D 54.4 nmol/L (50 – 75 vitamin D suboptimal)
Total 25 OH vitamin D 63.1 nmol/L (50 – 75 vitamin D suboptimal)
Any feedback on the above would be appreciated.
Thanks in advance.