High B12 bloodwork of 1859pg/ml and High ANA

Posted by janmarie2023 @janmarie2023, Jan 16, 2023

I am a 70 year old woman. I was diagnosed 25-30 years ago with Sjogrens Disease. I have muscle aches and pain, severe dry eyes and mouth, fatigue, brain fog, peripheral nephropathy in my feet and a trigger thumb. My feet can be bright red and feel extremely hot, which makes it hard to sleep. Now it is happening to the palms of my hands and my fingers. And my skin itches on my back. I recently had a series of blood work done. What showed as high was my Vitamin B12/1859pg/ml and my ANA was high. All other tests came back normal. My doctor told me that my high B12 was nothing to worry about. I have, also, had sensitivity in my upper right abdomen. Can you please help me as to what to do next. Thank you so much! Jan

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@janmarie2023, welcome. Fellow members @ellamster @lisag03 @wa34937 had a similar discussion about high B12 here:
- Very high B12 +folate levels while vegetarian not taking supplements: https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/very-high-b12-folate-levels-while-vegetarian-not-taking-supplements/

What to do next is such an important question and a hard one to answer. Have you asked your doctor what are the next steps? Is your doctor a rheumatologist? Is a second opinion the best next step or a specialist referral?


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jan, Please let me know about the B12 thing , cause mind was high also and Doctor said the same thing. That she would probably skip the next appt. and do another test... I'd like to know why my last doctor wasn't watching my test results...that's the question. I dumped her..she was too stupid for me to deal with serious health problems I have.. take care of yourself the best you can...ok Luann

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