Hi all, I'm a 43 yr old woman.
I asked for a blood test last week because of fatigue and it came back with a B12 level of 138nmol/L. Mcv of 106.3. GP left a voice mail but the surgery was closed by the time I phoned back.
I was diagnosed with bipolar about 10 years ago, and have always had really poor memory. I have vitiligo. In recent years I've been drinking too much.
When I logged into patient access, I found out he has arranged a telephone app for tomorrow, and has added options for a nurse practitioner appointment and a quarterly alcohol review.
Feels like I have hit the jackpot in terms of a GP who knows what he is talking about, but I don't want him to link this all to alcohol.
Could a B12 deficiency have been the cause of bipolar and memory issues from years ago, before I drank heavily?
BTW, I had already given up drink 6 weeks ago.
Thanks in advance