Hello, I am posting regarding my Mum who is 51, has hashimotos (now on 150mcg a day) and was diagnosed as b12 deficient in June 2016. Mums moSt concerning symptom, as well as the usual b12 symptoms, is weak legs. She started the usual loading dose and with some persuasion and a specialist physician appointment we managed to get the injections every over day.
Over the course of around 6 weeks her legs deteriorated to the point she's now in a wheelchair. She was admitted to hospital two weeks ago and has had many assessments with no conclusive answers. She has now been discharged and living back at home. Her legs now have no power. She has little sensory symptoms in her legs - some strange sensation in her toes. When she was admitted to hospital she was given 5mg of folic acid a day. She is no longer getting injections every other day.
The Dr's are not considering b12 deficiency as the cause of her problems as her deterioration was so sudden. I understand this, but considering they are finding very little else as a reason for her lower limb loss, I am curious if anyone else has experienced a rapid deterioration, owing to b12 deficiency? Paticularly in motor function. And/or related to thyroid issues? Her medcation has been altered alot recently. Any information will be much appreciated.
Thank you, Lauren