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Yes, they did check my ferritin levels. It was 18. Normal range being between 11 and 307 g/L accord to my records. My doc said it is in the normal range but on the lower end of course. Mostly now what I get are headaches, paresthesia of face, fatigue, stomach aches and random twitching. I'm pretty sure that I'm low in vitamin d as well. I'm thinking of getting it checked but my doctor doesn't seem concerned. "everyone is low on vitamin d in Canada..." EMG was normal. I'm going to insist on getting a MRI of spine and brain for MS. Wish me luck guys.
[QUOTE=DeniseAnnette;4803298]Yes, they did check my ferritin levels. It was 18. Normal range being between 11 and 307 g/L accord to my records. My doc said it is in the normal range but on the lower end of course. Mostly now what I get are headaches, paresthesia of face, fatigue, stomach aches and random twitching. I'm pretty sure that I'm low in vitamin d as well. I'm thinking of getting it checked but my doctor doesn't seem concerned. "everyone is low on vitamin d in Canada..." EMG was normal. I'm going to insist on getting a MRI of spine and brain for MS. Wish me luck guys.[/QUOTE]

how about checking vitamin B12 levels?

B12 deficiency can cause paresthesias and anemia
[QUOTE=hmm82;4803472]how about checking vitamin B12 levels?

B12 deficiency can cause paresthesias and anemia[/QUOTE]

Vitamin B12 is normal at 361. Normal range being 133-675 pmol/L. Just got back from my appointment with an internist. (i was reffred to her) she told me that in fact i dont have anemia. My iron is low, probably because of that time of the month. But its not that low to be causing my problems. I'm thinking magnesium or vitamin D deficiency but I'm losing hope on that too. I dont want to think that it's neurological but unfortunately I'm starting to believe so. Thanks everyone for your time and suggestions.
[QUOTE=DeniseAnnette;4803573]Vitamin B12 is normal at 361. Normal range being 133-675 pmol/L. Just got back from my appointment with an internist. (i was reffred to her) she told me that in fact i dont have anemia. My iron is low, probably because of that time of the month. But its not that low to be causing my problems. I'm thinking magnesium or vitamin D deficiency but I'm losing hope on that too. I dont want to think that it's neurological but unfortunately I'm starting to believe so. Thanks everyone for your time and suggestions.[/QUOTE]


well, some people say 361 is far from optimal. did they check homocysteine? better test for B12 (and folate) deficiency.

but I just reread your first post you say your hemoglobin was 130?? you are right that's definitely not anemic. also, how was your MCV?

anyway I hope you can figure out the cause of this issue.
[QUOTE=debmul;4809192]During this time, I also had potassium and calcium deficiencies as well, so it could have been a combination of the three deficiencies that were causing the various symptoms. I just know that it's better now, but I DO still have some tingling of my tongue and eye twitches, even though I'm in the "normal" range. From what I have read, blood serum is not the ideal way to check magnesium, but it's better than nothing! I have gone from going to the lab twice a week to once a month. BIG help to me![/QUOTE]

any chance vitamin D deficiency could have caused the calcium issues? just curious if that was tested and was OK. glad to hear you feel a lot better.
I'm really not sure if Vitamin D was tested, but it shouldn't have been an issue. My diet covers that pretty well. But the doctor I had at the time was very thorough, so it was probably checked along with everything else. Thanks!
[QUOTE=debmul;4809722]I'm really not sure if Vitamin D was tested, but it shouldn't have been an issue. My diet covers that pretty well. But the doctor I had at the time was very thorough, so it was probably checked along with everything else. Thanks![/QUOTE]


it is hard to get enough vitamin D from diet.

there are only two main sources 1) sunlight 2) supplements





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