I am after some advice. I went to the GP's a few weeks ago and asked them to run some bloods as I was finding I was having to sleep for 8-10 hours a night and I was still exhausted the next day. At weekends I find I have to cat nap just to get through the day. I am also suffering from dizziness, cold hands and feet and pins and needles in my hands and feet, irritability, mood swings because of the tiredness and I have also had my neck spasm twice in the last 6 weeks. I also have brain fog and forgetfulness. I am 33 years old. I thought I was either anaemic as I have been in the past or had thyroid issues as these run in my family.
The test results all came back clear except for my vitamin B12 which came back a little low at 154ng when it should be 160ng.
My GP has ordered further tests another b12 serum test and intrinsic factor test and said they will only treat me if these are abnormal. Does this sound right to you? From the reading I have been doing anyone who shows sympomatic symptoms of B12 deficiency should be treated and If it is not treated can lead to further complications.
I am trying to educate myself so that I can be my own advocate and fight for treatment. Any advice anyone can give me would be much appreciated.
Thanks in advance