I am a 42 year old female and over the past 10 years I have had many health problems. Mainly balance/severe tinnitus/extreme fatigue/buzzing in legs/brain fog/memory problems etc. New symtoms are lower thigh completely numb and hip pain to the point it is absolute agony to walk. Also nerve pain in toes and burning toes.
I have had 3 Mri scans that were normal and a recent one two weeks ago that was "essentialy normal" whatever that means. Previous diagnosis of optic neuritis, Menieres disease and BBPV which balance rehabilitation couldn't fix. Therefore audiologist suspected "central problem"
Only ten months ago did my GP decide to check my B12 and thyroid. Results were borderline low thyroid and low B12. Nothing for thyroid but given colbalmin tablets and folic acid for one month. B12 retested one month later and was normal.
Because of worsening symtoms I was referred back to neurologist who sent me for another MRI on 28th December 2016 which was the "essentially normal" result. Bloods done were normal apart from Low B12 again. Nothing given and told to get them repeated on 28th January 2017.
I can barely put weight on my left leg as my hip is so painful (doc gave me naproxen but symtoms returned as soon as they finished) refusing to giveme anything else as I refused co codamol. NOTE* I am not on ANY medication whatsoever, not even paracetamol. I am extremely exhausted 24/7.
If the B12 comes back as normal do I accept this or can I request more test for it or should I just go ahead and take B12 supplements myself.
I am not a vegetarian or vegan but do have family history of B12 deficiency (which my gp is aware of) my great grandmother died of complications of pernicious anemia at my age and both my grandmother and great aunt get B12 shots monthly.