I got my blood work test result back.
First time ever I have not been anaemic since the age of 12. ( I am now 49 - that 37 years of aneamia from being under carbed - and they blamed it on the veggie lifestyle!)
However my B12 = 211 ng/L.
I asked my GP if she could give me B12 shots if necessary - she said NO.
Are you in the UK? Have you found this?
Any way around it?
Good reminder Sunluvva. ANYBODY with a history of digestive issues would be wise to do a course of b12 shots and see if they notice any improvements over the following months/years.
Ive rarely met an elite athlete that doesnt do b12 shots. Its only a handful and they still supp b12 though.
That's really interesting, my digestion has been shot for years, I sometimes cannot even digest fruit mono meals but I had never thought this would affect B12 absorption (doh!) or that lack of it covered so many of the symptoms I have been coping with fro the last 7 years. This is such an eye opener.
Thanks for the endorsement DR.
If your GP is un-cooperative it might be worth paying out for a private assessment, perhaps at Bupa type hospital rather than an 'alternative' one. If the results warrant B12 jabs go to your GP with them. I say a Bupa type place as all the doctors there are usually working for the NHS too so the GP can't brush it off as some kind of unproven naturalistic hype - if you understand my meaning!
Yes, I think this is the route I will try. Thanks!
Very interesting, thanks for sharing.