Morning all my fellow Fibro Warriors,
I have recently been diagnosed as being B12 deficient. There are different variations of B12 deficiency however the symptoms are present themselves similar to that of Fibromyalgia. The reason i was diagnosed was due to a simple blood test that did a whole work out, including that of my hormones, Thyroid, liver, kidney, insulin and what ever else they could test. From what i can gather B12 isn't a routine blood test. If i hadnt of been tested then who knows what would have eventually happened.
Now my question to you lovely bunch is: When was the last time you had a blood test that included your B12?
It may be worth asking your doctor for this simple test. I had an appointment with my pain management nurse yesterday and said that it could be my real issue and not fibromyalgia. I am currently on a loading dose which is 6 injections spaced out over 2 weeks (Give of take a day of two depending on when you have your first injection) and then i will need them every 12 weeks for the rest of my life. Apparently they will get more spaced out as the years go on, but i am waiting for confirmation. Its still to early to tell if they are working or not.
What do you think? Is there a possibility that my problems are due to B12 or that i have both problems?
Look forward to hearing from you lovely folk