I've been chronically tired for almost my entire adult life. I'm 27 now, and have suffered since around the age of 18. I thought for years it was just depression, or maybe my weight. Everybody around me was continually trying to motivate me to do more but I just physically couldn't, which led to a vicious cycle of feeling terrible about myself. In January, I finally went to my GP who tested my B12, Folate and Iron. I got a print out of the results but I don't really understand them. Apparently I'm low in all three, but my dr said it's nothing to worry about. She booked me in for 6 B12 injections and told me that I'd need injections every three months from now on, as well as giving me folic acid and iron tablets. After the initial 6 injections, I felt incredibly well. First time I'd actually had energy for years. But for the last couple of weeks, already I feel awful again. When I talked to the doctor last she gave me a print out about Vitamin B12 deficiency anemia and pernicious anemia. She said it would help me understand better, but I don't.
I feel so horrible again, and really, I can't live like this any more. I considered suicide in the past because I really did feel so useless, and I couldn't do anything. I feel pretty hopeless now, I'm crying all the time and I have no energy. I'm starting to wonder whether it's all psychosomatic, as my family have suggested.
I was wondering if anyone could help me interpret my results. I don't really understand whether I'm just deficient in B12, or I have pernicious anemia, or whether it's all in my head, really. I feel so confused, and my memory is extremely poor. If someone could help, I'd really appreciate it. I'm sorry for such an excessive post, I'm just so desperate, I feel like I'm losing my mind.
I don't know which figures to post, but I've seen these talked about, so:
Serum B12: 161ng/L (189-883.00 ng/L)
Serum Folate: 2.0ug/L (4.80 - 19.00 ug/L)
Serum Iron: 7.8 umol/L (7.00 -26.00 umol/L)
Serum Transferrin 3.83 g/L ( 2.00 - 3.60g/L)
Transferrin Saturation Index 8%
I don't know if any of these other results are important. I'm also not sure which of the figures I needed to post so I posted both. Thank you for your time.