Hi there, I joined healthunlocked again a couple of days ago after a 2 year absent. I left as I had a mini breakdown caused by my ill health which includes scoliosis, sciatica, spondylotis, osteoarthritis and other problems. Also I suffered bullying from a lady that is no longer on healthunlocked.
Anyhow, about three years ago I started suffering from leg cramps at night, constant tiredness, numbness down my right hand side of body. Then the leg cramps were happening during the day, when I was sitting, standing up and even walking. Early last year, after seeing so many doctors, I saw a new doctor who had started work at the surgery. He asked if I had ever been tested for B12 which I hadn't, so I had the blood test. To my surprise it was 49 which was dangerously low so I had a course of 6 injections and now I have an injection every 3 months.
I still suffer from numbness down the right hand side of my body but it comes and goes. I started getting leg cramps but that's because I'm due my injection.
I've been told that because I had this B12 definicity for so long beforehand that I have damaged my nerves?
My questions are have I damaged the nerves in my right leg.?
How exactly does B12 work in the body.? and what else can I do to improve it?
I'm a bit in the dark about B12 and what it does .