Hey everyone! I was diagnosed with a B12 deficiency back in July. I had a lot of neurological symptoms (severe panic attacks, anxiety, depression, sudden onset of phobias, paranoia, etc.) along with the physical ones (tingles, trouble breathing, vision blur, shaking, etc.). My doctor tested my blood but gave me a shot before the results even came back as my mother has pernicious anemia. By that night I could finally breathe again and the panic attacks subsided enough for me to function. My doctor would only give me shots every other week, so I think that my recovery took longer than it really had to. At first the shots only lasted a day or so, then a little longer, and finally my doctor added a methyl-b12 supplement for me to take between shots every day. Well, the good news is I'm finally feeling SO much better! Now I can get a shot every two weeks and it will last until my next one without the neurological symptoms return. I'm panic-free, happy, i can concentrate for the first time in forever and I have energy. My last blood work came back with my b12 level at about 800. My doc is doubling the amount of b12 I'm taking orally to see if she can get my numbers up to 1500-2000, since I'm still getting a little anxious every so often.
But every so often, I've been getting a weird symptom lately. I haven't been drinking since the deficiency symptoms got bad I've been afraid to do anything unhealthy. But, since I've been feeling so much better, I've been having about 4oz of wine every so often on the weekends. The other day, I had maybe 8oz (one glass) of wine during the Super Bowl. By that evening, I felt like my nervous system was on overdrive. Whenever I heard a noise in the house, I felt like someone was punching me in the chest (I'm not sure if that's the best way to describe it but I can't think of anything else). My head and chest couldn't take it. It was very odd, definitely something to do with my nervous system. I drank so little that I wasn't expecting it. It was kind of like everything around me was 10x's louder than it should be. I went to bed, and the feeling was gone by the time I woke up. This happened once a few weeks ago, but to a much lesser extent.
Does anyone else experience something like that? Was it from the wine?