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So I am thinking of supplementing with oral methyl B12. I've had severe fatigue & other various issues for the past 4 years and I've kind of given up on doctors at this point.<br><br>
My last blood test showed my B12 at 301. From what I've read, although 200 is the cutoff in the US, anything below 400-500 could cause symptoms like the ones I've been experiencing. So I figure, it's worth a shot...<br><br>
So I guess I want to know if there are any potential dangers/side effects I should know about before trying this... and any other info/experience anyone is willing to share. I am quite desperate at this point <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad">
 

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I don't really know much about it, but it's my understanding that the B vitamins work in tandem. So if you are going to be supping B12 you might also want to supp folate (methylfolate) or perhaps a B multi-vitamin. Thorne makes ones with methylfolate.
 

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Blood test "normal" guidelines do not tell the whole story. By the time your blood tests show deficiency you are in bad shape: pernicious anemia.<br><br>
Have you had your ferritin levels checked?<br><br>
Adrenal fatigue? That is my next area of research.<br><br>
I swear by B12 supps myself.
 

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My ferritin levels were on the low end of normal... I think 25 or 30???<br><br>
I went for another round of bloodwork but haven't gotten the results back yet. I do suspect some sort of adrenal issue, just based on symptoms. I will have to look into coq10 more...
 
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