I am very new to the site and would really appreciate some help and advise as I am terribly confused. My story going back last 2 years is a long one but I will give you a readers digest account.
I am a 60 years old who was a very successful business lady for 30 years running my own recruitment business in Bond Street. 2 years ago I suffered severe trauma when my ex boyfriend of 10 year defrauded me of a huge sum of money and I ended up homeless without a penny. Lucky I have some good friends who helped out. Anyhow I had a complete breakdown and was put on a high dose of efexor antidepressants. I then got diagnosed with breast cancer but luckily it was only a tiny 2 cm lump which got removed and had not spread to the lymphnodes. I was treated with 15 sessions of radiotherapy but refused the awful poisonous medication they wanted me to take for 5 years. I had another mammogram recently and thankfully all clear. However for the past year my symptons are severe depression, I cry most days, and can not bear to be in social situations, the polar opposite to the old me. unbelievable tiredness every morning after 10 hours sleep, brain fog, always losing things,. Awful memory loss my son worries I am starting dementia. Then almost a year ago I had the most awful vertigo attack where the room was spinning awful vomiting and diarrhoea and I just had to lie in bed without moving for hours. This then became a regular occurrence and I went to see a ENT specialist who diagnosed me with Ménière's disease. I had my hearing tested and found I had lost 50% of hearing in left ear so I was fitted with a hearing aid. I also started getting tinnitus which is with me almost constantly. The medication I am on for the vertigo attacks Bethastine are absolutely useless so I am seeing my ear specialist tomorrow morning as the vertigo attacks several times a week are so debilitating.
A few weeks ago I went to my GP saying I wanted to slowly come off the depression medication as I am convinced this has caused a lot of my problems it has so much awful reviews on the Internet and so many of the symptoms are the same as b12 deficiency.
He took lots of blood tests and thought my B12 was a little low so I had to repeat the test. This got me onto looking into B12 and I realised that this is probably my problem for all my symptoms. I found your amazing site and bought Martyn Hoopers book on kindle. My serum test was 160 so when I went back to him I had a pile of information to give him to read and I told him I wanted to start on the loading doses straight away and gave him this. Even though he said my reading was not that low!!! I am also waiting for a result for PA but as you all know it is not a reliable test.
I have had just 2 injections so far and he wants to see me at the end of them to review. After having my first injection I woke up the next day feeling more energised.
My symptoms are, tiredness, depression, awful memory loss, brain fog, vertigo, dizziness, tinnitus, and recently have started to have problem with bladder control. I don't have any pins and needles. Can you advise which of my symptoms are neurological and at the end of my loading dose what should I do. I am just so confused and feel like I have gone mad. I am sorry this letter is all over the place I am so tearful putting it down on paper. I have also sent a note to my doctor asking for copies of all my blood tests that I had done in the last year as I just need to take control of my health if I am to get better.
Thank you all in advance for any advice.