I have come across to you from Thyroid UK. I have Hashimotos and am struggling to get well as I still have lots of symptoms despite my thyroid levels being optimal on Levo. I recently saw an Endo who is going to start me on a T4/T3 combination but also suggested there may be something else going on. He is testing me for early menopause and giving me a 9am cortisol test. He is also testing B12.
My grandmother had pernicious anaemia and I started to read up on it and realise I could too. My most recent serum B12 level was 242 but this was after supplementing with 1200ug daily (sublingual) for 8 weeks as this was recommended on the Thyroid forum. As my Endo is testing again in 6 weeks time I thought I should perhaps stop supplementing as I could be messing up the results. 1 week after stopping the B12 I feel dreadful. Is this psychological?! I have constant brain fog, muscle aches, dizziness and blurred vision anyway but this has all worsened. Today I couldn't remember how to get to my daughter's school which is 5 minutes away. I forget what I am saying halfway through a sentence. Could this be B12 deficiency? Should I go back to supplementing or carry on without for the sake of the blood test?
Sorry to have waffled on. I feel so stupid and can't explain anything anymore!
Thank you x