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I guess I'm not to bad at 179. It says it should be 211-911 for me and it's not as low as I thought it would be. My Folate was great! 20.8
Everything else on my CBC is almost exactly the same. I've been taking 100 mcg of B12 for over a year now. I guess it's not working as good as I thought.

I'm not sure if this means anything. Other then it explains why I feel like crud having my ferritin level at 4 and my iron at 12.
[QUOTE=mysixpack;3868446]I guess I'm not to bad at 179. It says it should be 211-911 for me and it's not as low as I thought it would be. My Folate was great! 20.8
Everything else on my CBC is almost exactly the same. I've been taking 100 mcg of B12 for over a year now. I guess it's not working as good as I thought.

I'm not sure if this means anything. Other then it explains why I feel like crud having my ferritin level at 4 and my iron at 12.[/QUOTE]

Hi There
Your B12 is very very low I would suggest you ask your doctor for a uMMA it is a urine tests that will show B12 deficiency you can do a search on it....
I dobt know about your folate as our levels are read different here but if it is rather high this can occur with B12 deficiency...
taking 100mcg of B12 is a waste of time with your levels it is like trying to fill a damnwith a teaspoon of water each day it will dry up before you can add the next one so to speak you need regular big doses of Methylcobalamin the active form of B12 on a consistant basis..........as you are low in vitD you may have some malabsorption problem going on were the gut cant absorb the essential like iron and b12 dependent on the stomach...... eg celiac crohns,ect...Do you have a history of stomach issues......Please get that test done as your B12 is just way to low What is the doc going to do about it as you are under the range did he suggest some injections for if not see another doctor asap to get another opinion

good luck
It was really wierd, back in August of 08 I started to drink this liqued B12 that we got from a weight lifting/vitamin place. The first week was like magic. I felt my energy go up a bit. Then the second week I was right back where I started. I'm also taking a vegetable based vitamin line that is suppose to be better absorbed. For three months they had me taking 50,000 units of vit. D and 10,000 of vit. B12.
Actually let me start back to the begining of this mess-
1 year ago I had a surgery(and had completely healed)-one month after that I lost the vision in one eye-I woke up I had an intense headache with no vision. Then I went to the ER and slowly but surely I lost my mobility on my left side. I spent two weeks in there. The only thing they could find was a severe defiency in my vitamins. They gave me 1000 mg of steriods to get my vision back and after two weeks it was fully restored. The mobility started to come back after 2 months of taking all these vitamins. They were giving me the real stuff and let me tell you it was nasty!!They said if I had another incident it could be MS. They also said it could have been a small stroke that didn't register yet. I was also told that vit. defiency could cause all of this. Three different diagnosis.
I just assumed that it was all fine. My doctor has never been concerned. I thought I was taking all the right stuff and started feeling terrible again last summer. My PCP wasn't even going to test for the iron-I asked her too. I got shingles in Oct. and she focused on that.
Now that I know everything is low again it worries me. It might be why I'm having so much pain in my joints and making the shingles last so long. I feel like having six babies so close together has really hurt my body. I can remember feeling terrible after each birth. I nursed each one for a year. So, there again I depleted myself.
If you've read some of my other threads-I gained 3o pounds in three months. I weigh more now then when I was pregnant.I have really bad joint pain. I have been having severe pain down in my pelvic area. It feels like each ovarie starts hurting life they are at war. My stomach is swollen and hard a lot! I don't have diarrhea-ever. I am constipated occasionally. I've had a colonoscopy and nothing other then hemorrhoids. I don't understand why my body is not soaking up these vitamins. I also eat really healthy. I try to focus on foods that will help me.
That's my story in a nut shell....any comments or help is greatly appreciated.
My test results-
1 month ago- ER 1/5/09 1/20/09
WBC 6.2 6.5 5.8 (4.-10.5)
RBC 4.3 4.63 4.28(3.8-5.10)
hgb 10.7 10.7(11.5-15.)
hct 32 32. (34-44)
MCV 74 (80-98)
MCH 24.9 (27.-34.)
MCHC 33 (32-36)
RDW 16.3 (11.7-15.)
Platelets 263 (140-415) 183
Neutrophil 81 H 63 normal
lymphocyte 16 L 30 normal
Lipase level 18 low
TIBC 426 (250-450)
UIBC 401(150-375)
iron 25 (35-155) (I told you all the wrong # before)
iron saturation 6 (15-55)
ferritin 4 (10-291)
B12 179(211-911)
Folate 20.8 (>5.4)
T4 .96 (.61-1.76)
protein 6.6 (6.0-8.5)





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