I am posting regarding my 24 year old son. His childhood history saw problems start around 12 with concentration/ADHD problems at school and have progressed into severe anxiety and depression with self medication with alcohol. I have auto immune hypothyroidism and his father has Pernicious anemia. So far he's tested negative for thyroid. His vitamin b12 was 256 a couple of years ago and he has been supplementing on and off with Jarrow sublinquals.
Life has been hard for us all as a family and we recently took him to see a doctor in London who diagnosed him with Bipolar. He wants him to start on Seroquel which is a mood stabiliser. I am not really liking the idea of that but don't really know where to turn. He does have terrible moodswings, rages and depression. I'm not sure I think all these heavy drugs are a good idea as I have read lots about how low thyroid and other things can mimic bipolar.
Could my son gave a problem with vitamin b12? I'm not sure he could have any tests now that he's supplemented. One thing I have noticed is after any exertion he has a funny smell. It is like a rusty smell or like blood. I have also noticed that his dad has this smell when he is due his jab. Is this linked to vitamin b12?
Thanks for any advice