Hi, this is my first post but I have found reading other posts very helpful and informative, thank you. I would like to explain what has happened to me over the last 18 months or so.
I went to my GP in June last year because I had developed a tremor in my hands and had twitching muscles in my arms and legs. I also had a buzzing sensation in my foot. He examined me and found 'cog wheeling' and stiffness in both elbows and wrists. I was given some blood tests and referred to a Neurologist. He suspected Parkinson's disease and I was given MRI and DAT scans, the results were normal and I was given a diagnosis of essential tremor with Parkinsonian features.
I already suffer from:
GERD ( I have taken 20mg of omeprazole for 2 years +)
I have since developed Restless Legs and numbness of my toes and fingers. I am so fatigued I have had to give up my job. I went back to my GP who suggested more blood tests including a serum B12. I went home and researched B12 deficiency.
I have just got the results of my blood tests and was told everything was normal. I specifically asked about the serum B12 and discovered it was 272. I explained about the gray zone and asked if I could have treatment. He said he was skeptical and that my results are in the normal range of 200-900. I then showed him my hyperpigmentation on my arms and said that this too could be a symptom and he reluctantly agreed too give me 5 loading doses over the next 2 weeks and then 1 every 3 months depending on further blood test results.
I have 2 questions I hope you can answer. 1) Will I still get low B12 results after treatment begins. 2) Where can I get injectable supplies of methylcobalamin if I need it?
Many thanks for reading this long post.