Hi folks. I've been experiencing symptoms of both B12 and hypothyroidism for many years, although both are in range according to tests (I know this doesn't mean anything, but it's what the GP looks at ).
The GP agreed to treat low B12 and today I'm having my 9th loading dose. I'm also self-supplementing with large sublingual doses of methyl and adenosyl.
My brain seems much clearer, but my head is still heavy. My pins and needles went almost overnight but I still have burning in my calves.
Significantly, my muscle pain on the slightest exertion is considerably worse. Walking up one flight of stairs is painful and exhausting. My arms ache just unloading the washing machine. I now have sciatic pain when bending down to put my shoes on.
Progress on the B12 shots hasn't really been noticeable over the last 10 days of shots (every other day). Does this indicate that B12 isn't really the problem?
I've seen a private endocrinologist who said I could have a trial of thyroxine or NDT. The GP is willing to try thyroxine but I'd rather try NDT.
I've been deficient in ferritin (now comfortably within range, if not optimal yet), deficient in D3 (now way over range) and tried oestrogen patches (no difference in symptoms). I'm now on a very low carb diet, having put on stacks of weight, and metformin to help. I'm eating practically nothing and the weight isn't budging. When I did exactly the same diet a few years ago (without metformin) the weight flew off.
Any words of advice about how to proceed?
Can the thyroid be responsible for the burning in my legs? I thought that was indicative of B12 deficiency. I 'd only had the burning for a couple of weeks before starting the jabs so I don't think it can be permanent, but the jabs have made no difference to it.
Thanks for reading!