Sorry but I think this will be a bit of a rant and it is my first posting - so apologies but if someone can point me in the right direction it would be amazing. I have reached an impasse with my GP and I know he is not going to listen to my reasoning.
I have not felt 'well' for a long time mainly with non specific symptoms of tiredness, overheating, wooly headed. Each time I have visited my GP I have been told that my thyroid levels are fine or that they night slight adjusting. For a couple of years I have noticed that I have been easily irritated by small things and I have been very easily stressed almost with a feeling of panic. And a few weeks ago, just after Christmas I developed tingling in both hands and some degree of achiness, also I had reduced sensation in the soles of my feet, and was noticing a sort of breathlessness on slight exertion, not exactly out of breath just difficult to get enough air. As I had long since lost faith with my GP and figured a lot of these symptoms coud be attributed to a particularly stressful coupe of years I looked up my symptoms and felt many of my symptoms matched those of a vitamin b12 deficiency, so I started to take a methylcobalamin 5mg 3 times a day. There was an almost instant improvement in the tingling in my hands and the aching was almost completely resolved, I also had a bit more puff and
I felt that I should consult my Doctor as I hoped he would take some action to treat what I feel is b12 deficiency because I have hpothyroidism and a family history of pernicious anaemia. I told the GP I had been takinbg massive doeses of B12 but he told me if I had PA this would not show up in a blood test. My results came back: B12 >1500ng/L Serum ferritin 33ug/L, Serum folate 6.3ug/L, my GP told me that I definitely did not have PA, I reminded him of the massive dose of B12 supplement I was taking and this time he said that it was obvious and that if I had PA the reading would still be low as I would not get the B12 in my system.
I told him I am still experiencing some tingling in my hands and that this is worse on some days than others. He has told me to keep taking the supplements and when the weather gets better to stop taking them and let him know if the symptoms return. He told me that he gets at least 3 people a day telling him that they have tingling and aches and that there is nothing wrong.
I don't want to stop taking the B12 supplement in case I get all of my symptoms back, but I also feel that I could feel better and worried in case I'm making myself worse by covering up a possible deficiency.
Thanks for taking the time to read this, it would be good to know if anyone else has had or resolved a similar situation.