I will try to keep this short!
I was diagnosed with B12 deficiency in March 2016, had 6 loading doses (which worked fantastically for five weeks), begged my doctor for more, wrote a letter to the practice citing guidelines, etc, got nowhere, so started self injecting every other day in June. Lots of symptoms disappeared and others improved.
However, since the beginning of December 2016 lots of symptoms have begun to reappear. I intend to go to the doctor and ask for blood tests to try to discover why the symptoms are returning. My question here is, what do I ask to be tested?
At the moment I take: 1mg hydroxocobalamin every other day (injected), 400ug (what is that measurement?) folic acid every day, 250g magnesium every day, 198mg potassium every day and a multivitamin every day which contains 10ug vitamin D3, 10mg vitamin B1, 5mg vitamin B2, 10mg vitamin B6, 200ug folic acid, 100mg magnesium, 14mg iron along with a few other things.
The symptoms that have returned are pain in hips and lower back, the sighs, tiredness, irritability, slight cramping in my legs, joint cracking, eye twitching, forgetting words/ends of sentences.
Blood results over the last year:
Serum potassium 4 (3.5-5.3) in February then 3.7 in September
Serum folate 3.8 (4.6-18.7) in February, 7.2 in May, 9.4 in June
Serum B12 119 (191-663) in February, 1137 in June (Doctor now refuses to monitor B12 as I am self injecting)
Lots of others but unsure of relevance and don't have the brain power to sit and type them all!
If anyone has any ideas as to why my symptoms might be recurring after a time when they significantly decreased, or what I should ask my doctor to test, I would be incredibly grateful!