Dear All this is my first post and I am all new to this and PA, please be kind. I have been feeling unwell for quite some time but brushed it of as having a busy lifestyle. I have been suffering with extreme tiredness to the extent when at work I just wanted to put my head on my desk and go to sleep. I had headaches where it felt my head would explode, dizziness, stinging eyes and unable to concentrate. Finally went to GP who carried out some blood tests which showed low levels of B12 at 110 ng/L (apparently the range should be between 150-620) and also low iron at 10 uh/L (apparently the range should be between 15-200). I have received the 6 B12 loading doses over 2 weeks between 18th - 29th July and been told I will need them every 3 months. I have also been prescribed Ferrous Fumarate 210mg tablets to be taken twice a day which I have been taking for around 5 weeks.
Unfortunately I don't feel any better and in fact the injections made me feel so unwell that I have now been off work since 18th July when I had my first injection. I have also now been suffering with pains in both my legs, knees and ankles to the extent that I struggled to sleep last night.
I saw a different GP again on Tuesday who when I explained about my fatigue and the pains in my legs suggested that I might be depressed and offered me antidepressant medication just because I said I felt fed up which Im bound to do at this stage as I was hoping to be feeling so much better once Id started medication not starting with other symptoms. He eventually requested further bloods to test for rheumatological issues?
As there is an issue with GP's at my surgery each time I have been I have seen a different locum GP and spent the app time repeating the same thing and just feel like I am going round in circles. I have never been to the doctors so much and starting to feel like a nuisance but I just want to feel well.
I would really appreciate any advice