Hi all - new here
You guys know so much so I'm hoping for your take on what's going on with me. Any advice on what I should do going forward i.e. getting B12 injections from GP when I'm "in range".
Doctors found some demyelination on my brain MRI. Immediately the doctor said MS (probably). This was without any bloodwork and a cursory physical exam. Since then another docter has said MS again with NO bloodwork. Dismissed the B12 level.
I managed to get a GP to carry out tests for Hughes as my syptoms overlapped.
I paid for blood tests to get a better picture of my health and get to the bottom of the 'MS'. I'm getting parietal cell and intrinsic factor antibodies checked also.
Active B12 (holotranscobalamin) 148.000 pmol/L [37.50 - 188.00]
Folate 19.98 ug/L [3.89 - 26.80]
Ferritin 23.5 ug/L [13.00 - 150.00]
TSH 0.977 mIU/L [0.27 - 4.2] TSH within ref range makes primary hypothyroidism or
hyperthyroidism very unlikely
- comment from GP's surgery.
Free T3 5.08 pmol/L [3.10 - 6.80]
Free thyroxine 17.000 pmol/L [12.00 - 22.00]
TPO antibodies 58.1 IU/mL [0.00 - 34.00]
ThyroGlobulin antibodies 26.500 IU/mL [0.00 - 115.00]
Homocysteine 8umol/L [<10 optimal]
Mean cell haemoglobin level 26.1 pg [27.0 - 33.0] Outside reference range
Mean cell haemoglobin concentration 318 g/L [335.0 - 370.0] Outside reference range
Thank you for reading this. All help appreciated.