Hi all i'm new around here and fancied a bit of a moan so if you do have the time to read and give me any feedback it would be appreciated but partly the moan is for my own sanity.
Some background information about me i am 23 year old white male with blue eyes (apparently being white and blue eyed is a higher risk category) i'm also British
I love dairy and meat products so it would be hard for it to be a diet problem.
I have suffered from depression since i was around 17 and as i have gotten older things have added to it these include;
Paranoia, anxiety and obsessive traits with recently constant pins and needles in my left arm from the elbow down as if someone is rubbing my funny bone constantly. Its not too bad in the day but at night makes it very hard to sleep.
When i was 19 in 2010 multiple B12 results come back low and i was given the initial injections for B12 deficiency and was also given folic acid tablets. After the initial 6 however i switched doctors and not knowing really what was going on with only being 19 they did blood work when i switched over to them and not surprisingly my B12 was ridiculously high and was not checked for another 2 years in 2012 apparently this check the level was NORMAL however i do not know what the actual reading was.
While all this was going on i dropped out of College three times due to depression and anxiety and also earlier this year dropped out of uni after finally finishing college.
I say for depression and anxiety but after reading about B12 deficiency it feel alot more like the constantly tired and the fogs feeling. I can get to the point where i just have to sleep in the middle of the day because i feel so ill. I also have very frequent headaces.
The doctors thinking this is just depression refer me to the hospital and when i mentioned my arm i was told it is most likely "just in my head". The mental health team in the hospital started seeing me and think i have 2-3 personality disorders and put me on an 18 month waiting list for therapy. At this point me and my mum where getting to the end of our tethers and decided to pay for the therapy privately, the first thing the therapist said is she wanted my full blood count done, iron, b12 and folic acid to enure that i wasnt anemic because to her i looked with my completion and i guess how i come across with the fogginess.
So i asked for the tests done and got the results today my B12 level is 136. I'm not an expert but what i have seen on the internet this is very low? I start my 6 injections on Monday and looking forward to it.
In the mean time all this was going on i have been on more anti-depressants than i care to remember, pushed away most of my friends do to feeling ill all the time and missed most of my teens and early twenties.