|Health Challenges Anxiety, depression, OCD, headaches, weight and more.|
|06-08-2012, 04:45 PM||#1|
Join Date: Mar 2011
b12 intrinsic test results and poss blood clotting
I have received my test for the instrinsic factor for b12 back and my GP says that I have traces of the 'thingy', I can't remember what it's called as I still have problems remembering stuff. At the same time as this test I mentioned my problems with abnormal bruising after any little bump, and a tendency to swell up in the affected area. He'd already did a test a few months ago and said everything was okay, but decided to do another one to look for blood clotting. Anyway, I was supposed to get this result at the same time as the instrinsic factor test, alas, I was informed that the lab had not done the test, (another one - my first b12 test wasn't done - my suspicious mind told me at the time that it was because there was something there, I was right, two low b12 tests to follow)
The blame seemed to get placed on the poor nurse who took my blood, "she must have made an error". My GP asked how many bottles were filled, I told him two (he provided me with them) and he said that that "wasn't enough"?? I am now very suspicious of my GP, he has now refused to do another one......Until I have been established on the b12 Injections.
Am I going mad or does anyone else think that this sounds iffy? I would like to know if after 2 years drug free, if my body is having a problem with blood clotting, This could be very important information, especially as a lot of elderly people are on these sorts of medications and are already at risk, not to mention anyone who would like to have informed choices, especially AFTER being on the drug, the fact that these problems continue should be of great importance. Should I demand a blood clot test before I go on the b12? I've also read that b12 can CAUSE blood clotting, so what should I do?
Prozac November 2007 - February 2010 at 20mg
February 2010 - April 2010 at 40mg
Cold Turkey April 2010 (Doc's Advice)
Severe Adverse Reaction going C/T
Originally suffered horrendous physical, psychological effects. Too many to list.
Still suffering no emotions whatsoever, (good or bad), taste, smell, hearing, touch disturbances, pssd, numbness, inability to feel tired, hungry or thirsty, memory, concentration issues, blocked ears and more.
|06-08-2012, 06:22 PM||#2|
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: new jersey
Re: b12 intrinsic test results and poss blood clotting
Low b12 can caused decreased blood clotting. Start with treating that first.
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