Hi. I'm new here. I've had about four major episodes of anxiety and depression in my life. I'm 38 and just recovering from the fourth.
All have rendered me unable to work in the time I was ill.
I was recently diagnosed as b12 deficient due to my body destroying intrinsic factor and had a high level homocysteine. Had also been anaemic. And each time that I've had the anxiety/depression episodes it's been accompanied by a tingling/itching at an isolated point under my foot. Almost painful. I also have some thyroid issues I'm still being tested for. Hyperactive.
Other symptoms have been tiredness. Weight loss. Dizzy ness. Foggy head. Being in a bubble. Loss of appetite. Difficulty sleeping.
I initially had one injection of hydroxocobalamin at 1mg. And it did seem to help me in the week following it. But then anxiety kicked in again as I was nearing my period. Enough to make me start on the antidepressant sertraline which I've taken before.
Antidepressants are now understood to help growth of damaged nerve cells in the brain.
New blood tests 5 weeks after initial injection didn't show much improvement. So had a second injection of 1mg.
So my question is -
Have any of you had severe mental effects from pa and b12 deficiency? Or is it likely that the anxiety and depression when severe like this are caused by other things?
Also does anybody have experience with how much to inject? I've had 1mg, followed by another dose 5 weeks after.