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Anaemia,on iron and vitamin b12 supplements - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
User :   Hello doctor
Doctor :   hello
User :   I am 29/F/Single
Doctor :   please proceed with your query
Doctor :   ok
User :   I am anemic
Doctor :   ok
User :   I started taking Amway's Iron Folic and B12 1 month back
User :   my HB used to b 9.4
User :   after 3 weeks of supplements
User :   i got my HB tested again
User :   it improved to 10
User :   and I also went for Shilling's test to check B12 levels- it was advised by an online doc
Doctor :   ok
User :   it is 860 pg/ml
Doctor :   ok
User :   and normal range is 211-911 pg/ml
User :   i have been anaemic since many years and many times on and off I have take iron and Zevit and Vit C...but may be because I hv loose stomach..i cud never revive
User :   last yr doc gave me B12 injections
User :   i was under the impression that my B12 levels are very lo
User :   low
User :   now that I have gone thru this test
Doctor :   ok
User :   I need your guidance
User :   shall I stop taking B12 supplements?
Doctor :   Yes, you can stop taking B12 supplements now
User :   i started 4 weeks back only
User :   so my diet is taking care of B12...and Anaemia may be due to some other reasons, right?
Doctor :   Yes
Doctor :   Since you are taking Vitamin B12 since a month now, I would suggest you to take it for 2 more months
User :   ok
User :   but m already on the edge of higher side of it
User :   860...and range is 211-911
Doctor :   No, It does not matter
User :   ok
User :   and I have put on 2 kgs or little moe
User :   since i started Iron and B12
Doctor :   since you are just taking it for a month now , I would still suggest you to continue the treatment for another 2 months
User :   i also take ensure sometimes
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   Please do continue the treatment as I said
User :   does it increase weight?
Doctor :   No
User :   ok thnks doc
Doctor :   Thank you
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