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My mch is always high
Previously told thyroiditis
Now it’s gone?
Sick of no answers from docs
I’m always cold hands feet
Flushing skin rash
Dry everywhere inside out
Annoying me now
I just noticed he's T1 not T2. Type 1 is autoimmune, so he should benefit from the autoimmune protocol or "AIP," which you can easily find information about by googling. He really should be gluten-free at least. :)
There are plenty of thin people with T2D. I know one who is "brittle" and has to really watch out. Being thin can be dangerous because doctors tend not to think about diabetes unless you're fat. Also, being overweight is not necessarily a risk factor for diabetes. Lots of terribly obese people never get it. Check out www.bloodsugar101.com to dispel some myths.
I don't think I got my vit D levels either. Annoying :( Do you know more about what the blood test results mean?! I got mine done in March this year and know a few of the terms but a lot I have on idea. Id love for someone to have a look at them for me! Ive been vegan for 14 months now (8 months when I got the blood tests done) :)
You can't overdose on b12. I think any studies were probably done on people who were meat eaters. Whose to say that alone wasn't what killed them? Any way you need to always question who did the study, who do they work for, how many people were in it , can the study be replicated. One study alone doesn't mean much. Don't just accept every study you read. Also where was it published , was it published for a reputable agency ie JAMA or NIHI. Most studies can be read online. I've read a lot of them.
+Peace4All I haven't seen any studies on that but one thing I would say is what were the people eating? I would be inclined to say high amounts of animal products. Unless they had a group of long term vegans who were supplementing with b12.
Do you take metformin? Because it's one of the drugs that can block absorption of b12. Most people have a couple of years of b12 in storage in the liver so it isn't a problem but long term use of certain drugs can be a problem. Other drugs that do the same are drugs for GERD, heartburn and anti depression medications. Weight loss surgery, Celiac disease, Crohn's disease and Ulcerative Colitis can also put people at risk. Any thing that damages or changes how the stomach and the intestines work can cause problems.
+JosefineVV I was. But not that often. I was having a tablet every two weeks or so. Based on the averages it should have been enough at about 560mcg average roughly. Basically I needed to be having it more often.
In Hungary where I live the doctors did not think I was B12 defficiant with my level 170...my iron levels were also low 7 something).I did my reasearch on the internet and ordered 3000 mcg methylcobalamin(undertounge).I hope it helps.I read somewhere that the real level can be shown only after I stopped taking the B12 for like two months.Can it be true?:)
Yes I do. I was very sick before I was diagnosed and am feeling much better now. Personally I would always go for the injections if you can get over the fear. It works much quicker than the pills. You probably won't need to give yourself injections everyday. Most of my friends online don't.
It's very possible for people to be deficient at 398. People are treated at 500 in Japan. The fact that you have type 1 diabetes means that your body is more likely to develop more than one auto immune disease. Once you have one, you are more likely to have others..There are some wonderful support groups for Pernicious Anemia on Facebook.I belong to several. I have PA, Colitis and several other auto immune diseases.You can order injectable b12 from the EU several of our members order online. I myself inject every day, just like a diabetic, because I can buy my b12 over the counter in Canada living in Canada. Personally pills don't work for me, I don't produce b12 myself. I can't, so the injections are the only way and OHIP won't pay for the office visits any more. My doctor's nurse taught me how to inject and there are plenty of yt videos.
On the topic, lot of people are under the impression the inexpensive cyanocobalamin B12 tabs aren't effective and it's better to use the more expensive methylcobalamin or get B12 shots, but this it totally not the case IMO. I use the cheap cyano B12 tabs and my blood work shows it works just fine to raise my levels. I kinda question Harley's claim that he needs B12 injections because he has a problem with his intrinsic factor. Maybe he does and needs to do injections, but most people don't and will most likely do just fine with the cheaper cyano B12 tabs. Do get blood work to make sure which ever kind you use.
Get the blood work done before you take any b12 supplements because you want an accurate reading of how you system is working. Also be careful of iron pills before you get tested because it can effect the tests as well and you want it to be as accurate as possible. Cyno can be a problem if you smoke because there's a chemical in cyno that interacts with cigarette smoke and it can make yourself feel sicker.
+Hi Carber I use the methylcobalamin which I personally find to be very cheap. I get Jarrow's b12 pills. I think the reason Harley probably recommends methyl over cyno is that the former is more natural for the human body. Likewise he injects b12 because of his crohns and probably to give him a boost on the bicycle to raise his rbc, hb and hct as well.
But if your b12 is fine on cyno keep using cyno, especially if it's cheaper for you 😀
Great video Chris!! I recently started taking b12 myself never had any serious symptoms but thought it was a good idea to start. I take 1000 mg every morning do you have any idea how much b12 you should get daily?
+Gabriel Grant The recommendations are for 4-7mcg a day. So the pills are a lot more than what we need. But it makes sure you are definitely able to absorb what you need. If you don't have any illnesses, symptoms or history of deficiency you could take 1 every couple of days or each week if you wanted. But if you took daily wouldn't cause any harm. Dr Greger says you just pee it out. If you're vegan as well you will need it.
thanks Chris this is really helpful.. if you can.. please make some educational vids on the basics of blood tests and the terms involved.. kind of hard for the average guy to understand or know where to begin to learn..
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