By Nichole07 Latest Reply 2012-07-31 10:33:17 -0500
Started 2012-07-30 01:58:30 -0500

Hi I was just wondering whats a good #level for b-12 i just wonder If my b-12 level is low I'm on metfofmin and about almost a year ago I found out I have hyperthyroidism i take levoxyl for it .I'm just hoping and praying that my doctor checks my b-12 level and that she won't look at me like I'm dumb for asking if u no what I mean. Im just always way to tired and if i can cross out this on my list it would be a step closer to finding out if my b-12 is my problem or not Any info would help thanks

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Type1Lou 2012-07-31 10:33:17 -0500 Report

Your thyroid med may need adjusting and this could also cause your fatigue. When was the last bloodwork done to test your thyroid levels? Since the mid-1980's, my dosages of levoxyl has varied from a high of 150 mcg to a low of 125 mcg. Congrats on the good A1c results!

GabbyPA 2012-07-30 10:35:14 -0500 Report

You may have to insist that your doctor do a B-12 test. It is not generally included in most lipid panels (at least where I go) so I have to ask. My doctor is at a clinic, and they do the minimum required. They won't agree to do my B-12 because I am not "old enough". He reserves that for older patients who don't eat well.

Since B-12 is a supplement that you cannot get too much of in your body, I just go ahead and take it. It does help a lot with my neuropathy in my feet.

Nichole07 2012-07-30 09:16:48 -0500 Report

No my bg's are good My a1c is 6.2 that's why I've been so confused on how I've been feeling lately thanks for all the info

Thomas Shulin
Thomas Shulin 2012-07-30 07:46:46 -0500 Report

Oh sorry I just notice this other post. Same info:
Yes you defintely can. Have you had any symtoms of low B12 such as numbness and tingling in your hands or feet, poor reflexes, tongue soreness, leg pain, or difficulty walking with balance. It will seem just like neuropathy so a lot of diabetics won't notice the symtoms. A normal B 12 count is between 200 to 900 picograms per milliliter, or pg/mL, according to the NIH. The real bad news is B12 is found in most foods that is very bad for diabetics, unless you are willing to go with Clams, Oysters, Octopus, and Mussels. The closest to normal foods are eggs. And yes your doctor should test your B12s it's an easy test. Are your BG#s high?

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