I'm new here as I'm currently going through the process of finding out how to get my symptoms treated - last week I went to my GP after having symptoms of extreme tiredness/fatigue, so bad that some days I just don't feel as if I can physically get out of bed, extreme bloating, brittle ridged nails, dizziness/feeling of fainting when standing/getting up and sometimes actually passing out, a large amount of brain fog as well as being very pale.
The same time last year I went to my GP about my symptoms of passing out / feeling dizzy - they sent me for some blood tests and sent me packing saying everything was fine with my results, they instead tested me with a heart rate monitor that came back with results that I have a slow heart beat and low blood pressure due to being fit and that is why my dizziness was occurring - the GP again sent me packing and said there's not much they can do and it's something that I'll just have to live with unless I want to be on meds that they wouldn't recommend for someone of my age (i'm 22).
Since my symptoms have progressively got worse over the last year (dizziness has got worse and now I have the addition of extreme fatigue / tiredness and brain fog) and on returning to a new GP last week, he took a look at my blood tests from last year and said that my B12 levels were very low (he said they were only 2 above the bottom end of the recommended levels), he said he wasn't sure why the old GP said my blood tests were fine if I was showing low levels of B12 as I was showing symptoms that go along with it so he sent me for another set of bloods to confirm his suspicions.
I had never thought about B12 before - and since going to the GP last week I've been researching and it really sounds like my symptoms fit - but I've also been reading that a lot of people who are deficient in B12 have found it very hard to get diagnosed properly - so I just wondered, do you think my symptoms do sound like B12 from your experiences? And do you have any advice for me for when I return to the GP next week to help my diagnosis if so?
I'd really appreciate your help - I just want this feeling of exhaustion to go away! And it finally sounds like I may have found the right path!