Hi, I would appreciate some advice from people experienced in PA please.
after initial loading and one year of 12 weekly jabs of hydroxocobalamin, I stopped taking metformin (diabetes) and began to feel a difference from the jabs. Also then noticed pattern of 4 weeks energy, 8 weeks rubbish (sleeping 13 hours, tearful, etc).
my doc re tested, still very low b12, increased jabs to 8 weeks. I persuaded them to 're test recently, convinced I would have back up if figures for monthly jabs - I have a clear 8 week pattern of symptoms. My levels were 1400. The best they've been said the doc.
She says my symptoms are down to different things, menopause for roseacea which has suddenly developed, and over heating, and the extremes of emotion which follow an exact 8 week cycle. I feel like i have a mild form of bipolar, from happy and energetic through to tearful, anxious, and unable to regulate emotional responses. She also blames menopause for dry skin, and flaky nails. Why would it follow an exact 8 week cycle though? Wouldn't it be more random, or more in line with menstruation?
for the tingling in fingers and pains which shoot down shoulder and arm, it's back problems (I've stopped taking gabapentin for this) Diarrhea, twitchy eyelid, periodic nausea, clumsiness and bumping into things, and muscle cramps, they just happen for everyone. Oh the sleep pattern (7 hours in good weeks through to 11 or 12 hours in bad) are also menopause.
shortness of breath, asthma. Depression and anxiety, she wants me to take antidepressants.
sore mouth and tongue, thrush, prone to it due to diabetes.
last few months I've had a problem with my jaw, won't shut fully on one side and hurts when chewing. Wear and tear she says from grinding my teeth?
I'm still convinced that all of this is b12, but then why are my levels so good? I'm going to try self injecting, In between nhs doses so I have it monthly, to see if things improve anyway. these symptoms are interfering massively with living life. I reduced my working hours (and income) to try feel less tired, but it's made no difference on that score, but at least I have the time to sleep when I need to.
any insight into this confusion will really help, thanks.