Hello everyone, new to all this and not sure where to start and what line to take next. I've suffered with anxiety, heart palpitations and panic attacks for years, which all seemed to calm down after coming off the pill. It took me four years to become pregnant and I had a health baby in 2014 followed by another in 2015. Since my second child I had noticed bad pins and needles all down my left side. I was referred to neurology for an urgent brain scan that came back clear. Following on from that I went back on the pill and started to suffer within days from paranoia, panic attacks resurfacing and horrible depression that I had never experienced in my life... After being put on 5 different pills with no relief from my apparant PMS the doctor prescribed fluoxitine (prozac) which again made things worse. I started to do my own research and came across symptoms of B12 deficiency, I ticked alot of the boxes and so requested a blood test. The results came back at 187 (a slight deficiency) the doctor tells me. I was prescribed 3 monthly injections but after reading up online about loading doses where neurological symptoms where present I asked for loading doses and started my injections last week. I had one last Tuesday and then didn't get another until the following Monday and then again today. I don't have another until Monday. I have noticed my mood improve dramatically and my anxiety although initially worse seems to be lessening and my head feels clearer than it has in years at times. I'm just concerned now about what's next - I had a GPC antibodie test come back normal as did my FBC and c reactive protein test. I've had no other tests and been referred back to neurology. What should I do now? Could it be that the pill has just caused this? Should I ask for more tests to find out why I'm deficient? I'm scared of going backwards again although some of my symptoms are still lingering, mainly the left sided tingling and ear ringing. Anxiety/breathlessness is popping in and out....help! Sorry for the long post
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