New here. Have been feeling awful for weeks. Started with feeling very short of breath, even if not exerting myself, dizziness, total exhaustion. Last winter I was walking 4 miles with my dogs but was now hard pushed to walk 200 yards.
GP at first was helpful, ordered chest X-ray and ECG ( I'm 61) and blood tests. Said everything was normal but sent me to an Endicrinologist as he noticed a swelling in my throat ( I just thought I had a saggy neck) Scan showed that was "just a goitre" and needed no treatment.
GP lost interest, told me I had post viral fatigue and to "rest and enjoy the summer" Didn't give me a sticker but might just as well have.
Ordered private blood tests, expecting problems with thyroid or adrenal problems. These were low, just within the normal range but my B12.came back as insifficient at 198. Sent results to GP, nothing yet.
Bought B12 patches online and the difference is phenomenal. 24 hours later breathlessness has all gone. Dizziness gone. Fog brain improving. Still tired but not as much.
Do I just continue buying the patches? I'm vegetarian (50 yrs plus) and have to say I've not eaten well for last 12-24 months due to a very stressful situation ( now resolved)
Appreciate any advice.