Had my first B12 injection in June 2017 for relief of symptoms of B12 deficiency but have found one injection didn't really do anything. Below result taken Jan 2017
VITAMIN B12 225 (190 - 900)
Treated with iron infusion in 2016 for iron deficiency anaemia, ferritin went up to 189 (15 - 150), MCV was 83 (80 - 98) but it was about that level when my ferritin was down at 27 and MCHC has continually been above range and still is now. Iron after the infusion was 12 (9 - 26) and transferrin saturation was 18 (10 - 30) Haematologist discharged me with ferrous fumarate to take once a day and has told GP to monitor ferritin and if it drops to 50 or below to re-refer for further infusions. Please see below details of how my ferritin has dropped:
FERRITIN 189 (15 - 150)
FERRITIN 147 (15 - 150)
FERRITIN 103.5 (15 - 150)
FERRITIN 98.5 (15 - 150)
FERRTIIN 61.5 (15 150)
In November 2013 was found to have vitamin D deficiency, prescribed 800iu but this didn't raise my level so I have been taking 6000iu since March 2015. Do I need a maintenance dose during the winter because I have been taking the same amount all this time? Below result done in June 2017
TOTAL 25 OH VITAMIN D 68.8 (50 - 75 suboptimal)
Diagnosed folate deficient in November 2016, been taking folic acid once a week. Below result taken June 2017.
FOLATE 2.3 (2.5 - 19.5)
Magnesium was found to be low in range a few times on and off. Below result taken Jan 2017.
MAGNESIUM 0.83 (0.70 - 1.00)
Selenium was found to be low in range. Below result taken Jan 2015.
SELENIUM 0.92 (0.89 - 1.65)
Also considering taking vitamin C for adrenals and bruising and bleeding easily. I have taken some on and off that have zinc in them and zinc was found to be deficient after a zinc taste test.
Feeling awful with irregular and painful and clotty periods, hard stool, difficulty swallowing, tiredness, broken sleep, pains in wrists and knees, puffy eyes and dark rings under eyes.