Well,well,well...what can I say......after years of asking for help with my exhaustion, fuggy head, nausea,bloating etc and being fobbed off, eventually being given blood tests for thyroid at my sister's persuasion, we discovered B12, VitD & folate deficiencies. Got loading doses of B12 and felt normal for the first time in years. When I asked for them to be given regularly I had a fight on my hands, but doctor relented due to the fact that I had said that my neurological complaints had definitely improved after loading dose, but that it would only be for a few months trial. I had also shown photographs of my strange spontaneous bruising all over my legs to which the reply was "hmmm, never seen that before"...end of ! Recently I had a bad reaction to Metronizidole which had been prescribed for an abscess on my back. I read up on this antibiotic and learned it was used to treat H.Pylori, which is a major player in causes of B12 deficiency and this medication can cause thrombocytopenia. I had recently read up about causes of bruising and had discovered the existence of thrombocytopenia. Light bulb moment !!!
Still feeling awful , I made an appointment with my doctor and handed her my mapped out detective work, kind of like an equasion lol. The doctor looked at me like she believed I was definitely quite insane but did the little fake smile & perfunctory "okay, let's do a test, just to rule out"
This morning I got a call from my surgery to pick up antibiotics to treat Helicobacter Pylori !!!!! Boy, am I glad I learned to self inject from you guys as I was on my knees (still am but improving...second SI yesterday). I hope not too much permanent damage has been done, but very importantly, I KNOW I'm not just a hypochondriac, which even my family were starting to believe