Good morning to you all,
I would be really grateful for some advice, I'm struggling to walk, stand and function every day.
I've suffered with extreme fatigue, heavy lead like legs, cant stand for long, walking is difficult, balance very poor. When I shut my eyes I nearly fall over. Palor, extreme stomach swelling, tinitus, confusion plus sudden onset of overwhelming confusion at times, breathless, poor memory, nausea, no appetite, insomnia plus many more symptoms.
To through in the mix, I had to seek private help from Dr Skinner who prescribed me levothyroxine as said I had Hashimotos, after 6 weeks on medication, the improvement was incredible, however, the above symptoms also appeared.
I started to self inject every other day within the last 12 months, noticed an improvement ( stopped about 4 months ago, for financial reasons) and now feel at my worst again.
I have been battling with my gp, to give me the injections on the NHS, who told me it was my age (by the way, Im only 47)
I explained to the gp that I had self medicated and the results were amazing, even able to walk, fatigue improved and could return to work. but since not being able to afford it, I'm back to square one. He tested my B12 levels after 3 mnths without and my levels were 2000.
Since that appointment 2 months ago, Ive deteriorated, and at my wits end to know how I tackle this. Im a single parent with 3 independent children, does anyone have any advice how I communicate with my gp, who's not willing to listen.
Please excuse my spelling, this took me an hour to write