MSandI wrote:I am now almost at the 6 week mark. I have had a few glitches a few days ago. BP went high, 150/86. That was not good. I am feeling better now. I have lost 5lbs in 6wks, I am sure it is due to gi issues. All my blood tests results are in.... and I got a copy of my test results before I started the med. My gp just looked at me funny when I asked for the copies....I told him I wanted them for my own personal reference. I did have to pay though. Oh well mission accomplished. There are to many things to post but what I felt was important for input was vit d and b12.
Before aubagio neither level checked???? not sure why
after 1 month of aubagio
vit d 107.5 nmol/l
b12 298 pmol/l
So tell me what you think, or any other numbers on the blood are now available to me at last.
After conversion to picograms, your result is 403.8 pg/mL – Pacholok and Stuart think labs have their standard ranges set too low and (on page 15) the authors identify a Serum B12 Gray Zone of 200-450 pg/mL; they "advocate B12 treatment in all symptomatic patients with serum B12 below 450 pg/mL." (In fact, the authors think a person with neurologic symptoms should be aiming for 1000 pg/mL.)Physicians need to be aware that in some research studies, B12 values are measured in picomoles per liter (pmol /L), while clinical laboratories express values in picograms per milliliter (pg/mL) or nanograms per liter (ng/L).…
pg/mL = pmol/L divided by 0.738
MSandI wrote:Hi LC
My MCV is 94.4 fl. What does that mean?
In general, doctors are trained to recognize only the blood abnormalities associated with B12 deficient. In particular, they're trained to look for evidence of macrocytosis, or the presence of large, immature red blood cells, a classic sign of B12 deficiency anemia. (Anemia, which causes extreme fatigue and weakness, occurs when your red blood cells don't have enough hemoglobin – the substance that ferries oxygen throughout your body. "Macrocytic" or "megaloblastic" anemia, in which the red blood cells are enlarged, stems from too little B12 or folic acid.)
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