Hi everyone, this is my first post.
I was diagnosed low B12 10 years ago by a dermatologist checking my bloods. I had suddenly developed psoriasis in my armpits.
My GP at the time prescribed 50mcg Cyanocobalamin. I upped the dose to 200 MCG a day after a few years of not feeling any benefit.
I didn't eat a vegetarian diet and I now know this treatment for me was pretty useless.
8 years ago I developed painful calf muscles, walking up any incline is excruciating.
7 years ago I developed really painful feet, burning, swelling in the toes, painful nerve pain, the ball of my foot is swollen and tender. My feet were so painful I couldn't wear shoes for 2 years. I constantly feel like i'm standing in ice cold water. Low body temps in the 35's
Had explosive diarrhoea since 1998
Very dry skin
Hearing loss and deafness 2000.
Diagnosed Hypothyroid (Hashimotos) 2 years ago.
Interstitial cystitis diagnosed 2003
I have to take Cimetidine to reduce acidity to help my bladder pain, gabapentin also for pain. Because I have have low stomach i know this affects absorption.
My B12 has dropped by 100 to 402 in a year, folate halved to 7.5
Fainting the last 12 months, exhaustion palps breathless widespread joint and muscle pain. Brain fog, low mood.
I took Metformin for 2 years. I have had 11 surgeries, which i know can wipe out B12
Now my blood pressure has gone sky high and the doctor has given me a monitor to record pressure twice daily.
Any observations or thoughts?
Thanks so much.