I have just been diagnosed with B12 and vitamin D deficency. I have had my first injection and have another 5 over the next 3 weeks and started Fultium-D3 800iu tablets. How long might it be before I notice any difference. I have been goining downhill since the new year. I am so tired at the moment and struggle to more than sit in a chair or even be bothered to get a meal.
I would add I have ME and an underactive thyroid since 2007. The B12 deficency symptom list rings so many bells for me.
On looking on the internet this week it is amazing how much lack of B12, ME and underactive thyroid all have similar symptoms and I do wonder how long I have had B12 problems and whether this has been going on for a long time but my symptoms have all be attributed to ME.
I got the blood test just by chance when talking to my doctor about increasing the thyroxine dosage as I had hair loss generally ( no eyebrows now), dry skin, ridges in my nails as despite stopping work my ME had not improved, if fact I had less energy than a year before.
If it will help my test result was 110 for B12 and 45 nmol/L for Vitamin D.
Also are there any other blood tests I should be asking for to check if I am deficient in anything else?