I have been supplementing with Jarrows B12 sublingual for over 16months now. In addition I use a good quality Vitamin B complex with folate. I decided on this route because I had many of the features and signs of B12 Deficiency as described on Dr Chaudry's website. After 6 weeks of taking B12 at 1000mcg i felt much better and recovered -my signs and symptoms gradually disappeared. I thought fantastic all is sorted and carried on the treatment.
About 5 months ago I started to feel unwell again my symptoms started to reappear so increased my B12 to 5000mcg and again recovered well after a few weeks and now have felt feel great for the last 3 months. My worry is that I may have a deteriorating condition hidden underneath the supplementation that I am not aware of. I know I should have gone to the doc and got the tests first before supplementing but i have been ill for over 10years battling with CFS/ME, then Hypothyroidism, severe vits D deficiency so I could not face another battle round with the NHS, whilst deteriorating further.
I know now that in order to get tested I would have to stop my vitamin B regime for at least 6 weeks. I just don't want to go downhill. which of course I will! Symptoms that I had before treatment was poor balance, fatigue, weakness in legs and tremor, blurred vision, poor memory, acid reflux, confusion and very ridged nails. All this went when I put the B12 regime of treatment in addition to my NHS prescribed thyroid treatment.
Would the B12 Active blood test be skewed by my current vit B regime I had wondered whether to get this done if I decline again......or is the only way is to stop supplementation and wait the 6 weeks out -I daren't think abot how poorly I will get as |I feel not so good when I miss a daily dose of B12...
I'd be grateful for any comments or suggestions.....Thanks