Jaded wrote:Yeah, thinking I might take extra B12 for a few days and see what happens....
Jaded wrote:I hear what you say lyndacarol -extra B12 done thanks - but I have low iron so I think I need the folate. My B12 isn't being monitored either. Maybe I should get it checked?
lyndacarol wrote: Initial testing for a B12 deficiency is usually blood tests (and a urinary methylmalonic acid test); but, in my opinion, this will only give a partial picture. B12 can be broken down and absorbed into the bloodstream BUT there can still be a functional B12 deficiency in the tissues (beyond the blood, if there is a problem in the liver or mitochondria themselves).
In spite of the test results, I think a therapeutic trial of B12 injections could be a better diagnostic tool to ascertain a deficiency.
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