Hello everyone, I have just signed up as I suspect I'm suffering from PA or B12 deficiency.
I have had symptoms for a few years, they get worse every couple of years. Last time they got quite bad (brain fog, neuropathy, balance problems, sore eye) I went to see a kinesiologist and she said my B12 and D3 were very low and put me on high doses. I took them for a while but stopped when symptoms improved as I didn't think she was right. I never had a blood test. Now this time the symptoms started a few months ago and they are getting worse. I am now fatigued, not sleeping well, brain fog (feeling like I'm not really here), pain in my heart muscle, getting out of breath easily, tingling and cramp like feeling in my hands and feet (mostly hands, left more affected), blurred vision and sore right eye. The last 3 nights I have also not been sleeping well. My GP ordered a brain MRI as he thought it might be MS but then yesterday I remembered my visit to the kinesiologist and had a little eureka moment. I got a bit excited and took 2000mg Solgar sublingual B12 and now regret as I don't know how long I have to wait now to do the test. So my questions are:
1. How long do I have to wait before I can do an accurate test?
2. What's the best place to do the test (a lab) and a form of test privately? (I'm based in London, UK)
3. My symptoms have been much worse last 3-4 days, do I have to act quickly to avoid permanent damage (i.e. should I get infections on my own)? I used to inject myself a few years ago with an immune boosting medication so I know how to do it.
I'm very new to all this and would really appreciate any input as to how to proceed. I'm going to see my GP on Monday again to speak with him about the possibility of it all being B12 deficiency.
Thank you so much, very grateful for any information.