In 2008, whilst living in Spain and being a full time carer for my very ill husband I became unwell. My mystery illness started with sore mouth/tongue, upset stomach/bowels, tinnitus, brain fog, palpitations, unsteadiness, extreme rash/irritation on soles of feet and weight loss to name a few of the symptoms. Six months later After endoscopy and other investigations i was diagnosed with B12 def. Had 3 injections at weekly intervals and was told 3 monthly thereafter. I then began a complete recovery and continued with the 3 monthly injections. At that time I had no knowledge of vitamin deficiencies but knew quite a lot about strokes and heart attacks!! I came back to live in the UK after my husband died and after a few unsatisfactory visits to my GP suddenly realised that the symptoms I was seeking help for were actually the same as before and realised I had not continued with the 3 monthly injections after all the trauma the move in 2012. I discussed this with the GP who ordered blood tests,
B12 in Sept. 455, in Dec 300. Had a lively discussion with the GP who refused to accept deficiency, this is when I got to know the PA Society and this health forum. I printed off PA notes for Clinicians and gave to the GP who subsequently called me in for further blood tests. The test for homocysteine was normal but was told I could have an injection! This I had on 10th Feb but no more allowed for 3 months. Am now totally confused and feel that a lot of my symptoms are returning. I spoke with Martyn who was very kind and supportive but I long to find a doctor that I can trust. Why does one have to battle with the medical profession in this country? I should add that I am now 76 and just hope and pray that this is not just old age setting in!!!