went to see my peripheral neuro guy today for 1 year follow up, who originally referred me to my lame MS clinic. i like my peripheral guy. sometimes he pulls out big words but i have big words too now so it's fun
we set up a brain + total spine mri for september when i get back from quebec, so we will have a look at the state of things then.
i just called my doc's office for my feb 27 lab results. i didn't supplement for a long time beforehand but had stopped being vegan long before so wanted to assess if the dietary changes were enough at this stage.
serum ferritin is now 64, it was 36 a year and a bit ago. this probably reflects a few rounds of supplementation and the switch to eating animal products. so that's all good.
B12 is down from 658 pmol/l (that level was done around october-ish, 2006). is now 401 pmol/l so that needs some attention as i want it over 500.
uric acid is a shocking 185. this is bad news as i was at 194 early in 2006 when all the $h!t hit the fan, and i was trying through eating meat to get up to the optimal 290 level. i will have to get on the inosine bandwagon, but in the meantime will eat steak and kidney pie every day for a week and see how that pans out hehehe! [2012 comment: WRONG WRONG WRONG. do not throw high purine foods into a zinc deficient body that can't effectively make the conversion from ammonia to urea to uric acid. you'll just drive up your ammonia levels, if i come back to this post i'll link up to the relevant point in this topic that includes the research links]
my D3 has dropped from 112 nmol/l to 80 nmol/l. this is bad. need to keep it over 100, and i'd be happier if it was closer to 150. [2012 update: in hindsight these bad levels are all about the zinc status. at this point in time i was really reacting badly to bread, which would have been making the problem even worse anyway]
folate is good at 1287. thought that was wierd and why was i not itching. i had thought that was outside the normal range and that my last value when i was itching was 1270. but i just looked at the file and the value when i was itching was 2170. [2012 update: i have taken that same amount of folate in a supplement since the itchy 2170 episode, but i didn't itch. i must have been missing something required for handling folic acid so it just accumulated. one guess what i think it will turn out to be :S].