This is my fists post on PAS.
I have an under active thyroid which was discovered in February - not yet controlled but I'm working on it! Taking levothyroxine 100 mcg.
I recently had Vit b12 tested which was 224 in a range of 180-900. within range so signed off as normal by the GP.
I have many symptoms which I've had for a long time now, which I believe (at least some) are due to low b12 (I know there will be crossover symptoms with hypothyroidism)
In no particular order:
Fatigue (no matter how much sleep and rest)
Inability to exercise (breathless, muscle cramps)
Depression, very weepy. Irritable
Numb sensation in finger tips
Electric shock sensation through top of head and body, often accompanied by flashes of dizziness
Total brain fog. Forgetful
Lost all sense of urgency
Crept up on me that I no longer want to plan social occasions as I never know if I'm going to be up to it. This one really did sneak in, I haven't socialised regularly for about 2 years
Tinnitus (high pitched and actually now becoming unbearable)
Plantar fasciitis and other various body aches (shoulders and back mainly and sometimes knees)
Pale and sallow skin
Dry skin and hair
Ridges on nails, and weak nails
I decided, on reading and research, that I would go straight for injections. (Qualified nurse ...no longer practicing.... But self injecting not a problem)! I don't fancy IM
injections so went for methylcobalamin as that can be injected subcutaneous.
I ordered it from Oxford bioscences (saline from Getmany)
I gave myself the first injection, 1mg, yesterday and will do that every other day until I feel better.
how soon do people generally start to see improvement in symptoms?
Sorry if this is badly written, maybe stilted - total brain fog so very hard to stay focussed.
Thank you if you've got this far