Results 1 to 9 of 9

Thread: Elevated B12

  1. #1

    Elevated B12

    Hi,

    I'm not sure what I'm asking for here or even hoping for. I had some routine bloods done on Monday. I got some routine bloods done a couple of days and received the results today. My Vitamin D was low which I was expecting and am fine with. My kidney function was iffy but within my norm, actually slightly better than usual even. However, my B12 is elevated and I don't take supplements. The doctor gave me two options of what it could be either liver damage or in some cases blood cancer. I'm sure there are more innocuous causes. I have to go to for a face to face appointment to be examined and have a urine test in a week and half. Bloods will be repeated in a few weeks. I can't get it out of my head. In all my health anxiety stuff, cancer has never been the big worry but now I'm worried about that and it has triggered all my usual health anxiety stuff too. I hate the waiting and the not knowing. I'm trying to act like I'm ok but there has hardly been a point today that I haven't been worried about it. How do you wait? How do you manage the not knowing? I don't really think it's cancer. I think that's worst case scenario but until I know, all the other stuff won't settle down either. And to make it even more challenging my wonderful GP who I trust unquestionably is off work at the moment.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Apr 2003
    Location
    , , United Kingdom.
    Posts
    45,090

    Re: Elevated B12

    Doctor's should not even mention cancer unless they are over 90% sure. All it has done is cause stress and worry now for you.

    I am sure they will get to the bottom of it in time.
    __________________
    Nicola

    “Don't be afraid of death; be afraid of an unlived life. You don't have to live forever, you just have to live.” - Natalie Babbitt

    Please help keep NMP running and donate to the running costs: http://www.nomorepanic.co.uk/donate




  3. #3
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Posts
    4,689

    Re: Elevated B12

    Maybe your diet is high in B12

  4. #4

    Re: Elevated B12

    I totally agree with you on that Nicola!

    Not particularly as I'm a vegetarian who doesn't eat eggs but thank you for the suggestion.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jun 2014
    Posts
    12,450

    Re: Elevated B12

    Quote Originally Posted by NessMonster View Post
    Hi,

    I'm not sure what I'm asking for here or even hoping for. I had some routine bloods done on Monday. I got some routine bloods done a couple of days and received the results today. My Vitamin D was low which I was expecting and am fine with. My kidney function was iffy but within my norm, actually slightly better than usual even. However, my B12 is elevated and I don't take supplements. The doctor gave me two options of what it could be either liver damage or in some cases blood cancer. I'm sure there are more innocuous causes. I have to go to for a face to face appointment to be examined and have a urine test in a week and half. Bloods will be repeated in a few weeks. I can't get it out of my head. In all my health anxiety stuff, cancer has never been the big worry but now I'm worried about that and it has triggered all my usual health anxiety stuff too. I hate the waiting and the not knowing. I'm trying to act like I'm ok but there has hardly been a point today that I haven't been worried about it. How do you wait? How do you manage the not knowing? I don't really think it's cancer. I think that's worst case scenario but until I know, all the other stuff won't settle down either. And to make it even more challenging my wonderful GP who I trust unquestionably is off work at the moment.

    I have a B12 level which is higher than the normal range. I was being investigated for multiple myeloma at the time and the haematologist said it wasn't clinically significant. That was 5 years ago. Did a GP tell you this or a haematologist?

  6. #6

    Re: Elevated B12

    It was a GP. It is reassuring though to hear that someone else has had this happen though and it was nothing terrifying. Thank you.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Jun 2014
    Posts
    12,450

    Re: Elevated B12

    Not at all. I'm pleased to be able to report that my liver is fine and I don't have a blood cancer thankfully.

    I think you should avoid seeing this GP in future? You don't need this sort of approach. I hope you are able to access your trusted GP as soon as possible and I'm sorry you've had this trauma to deal with today x

  8. #8

    Re: Elevated B12

    My face to face is with booked with her. Hopefully my GP will be back sooner rather than later if thing is going to be going on for a while.

    I really appreciate your reply. My anxiety is pretty high tonight.

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Jun 2014
    Posts
    12,450

    Re: Elevated B12

    I saw a consultant haematologist who didn't bat an eyelid..that's all I can say but I know it doesn't really help you after this GP has given you her take on it. It's a shame you have to see her again for a second helping..Is there no one else you can see?

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Elevated B12 Levels
    By Gotitright22 in forum Blood Tests
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 02-12-18, 13:38
  2. Does anyone here have low B12?
    By paranoid-viking in forum Health Anxiety
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 19-09-17, 15:37
  3. MS Anxiety or B12?
    By Andyreww in forum Health Anxiety
    Replies: 19
    Last Post: 29-01-15, 06:55
  4. B12 worries
    By Round in circles in forum Health Anxiety
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 22-03-14, 12:02
  5. B12
    By Dee01 in forum Misc
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 07-11-10, 10:56

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •