I posted a few day ago about having lots of signs of B12 deficiency/hypothyroid and went for some blood tests. I have had tests including b12, folate and thyroid tests. I had a follow up appointment today and all my bloods were normal and the GP has done an urgent neuro referral. He seemed annoyed at the suggestion that it still could be the b12 and said I had 'tunnel vision'.My b12 was 220 and my folate was 12. My thyroid was normal. I tried to explain about the problems with the test but he just told me a story about a guy who was convinced he has a heart problem and ended up with a clot on his lung.
I said I would pay for private blood test for MMA, homocysteine etc but he said that would confuse things and he would not be able to interpret the results and I would need to see a private consultant. I was going to ask him for a trial of b12 injections whilst I wait for the neuro referral but I felt shut down by him.
I am happy to be wrong and see the neurologist etc but I am concerned that things are getting worse. I have real difficulty in walking- heavy legs/ unsteadiness/ tripping over my feet. I fell over outside the surgery this morning because I literally just tripped over nothing. I feel so tired and irritable. I cant do the simplest tasks like folding up clothes or having a shower without feeling tired. I have ongoing numbness/altered sensation in my little fingers and random pains in my hips/ knees and back.
I was taking sertraline for a bit of PND but they stopped that a couple of weeks ago due to the problems I am having.
Am I crazy to think this could all be b12 related? I am scared my symptoms are worsening and I potentially have a two week wait for an neurologist.