Had a bit of bad week, doctors on Tuesday armed with my printed off papers, ready to plead my case. Talk about brick wall, just scanned over my ammo as though it wasn't relevant at all! Quick update of my case: diagnosed before Xmas, loading doses granted, but still suffering brain fog and pins and needles. Macrocytic aneamia, low ferritin, low folate and of course low B12. Told him that I was sick of feeling like an old lady, mentally and physically! My B12 results were brought up on screen, not one, in the last six tests were above 270! Presuming I've had one maybe two tests a year it's been low for a while. Last test: 152ng/L (170-730). I mentioned that my lips sore again, angular cheilitis, had cropped up again, had it on and off for ten years! (Corner of mouth cracked, fungal, mostly due to vitamin/iron deficiency). Only got diagnosed when I mentioned to the dentist years ago that I must have an allergic reaction to the toothpaste (whitening) that I was using. No, she tells me, your probably anaemic or have vit def. Anyway he decides on Tuesday that he will take bloods, check for vit.D deficiency and Thyroid (mother, auntie and gran have under active). Thyroid, thankfully okay, but Vit D 12nmol/L (50-250). I have done a little research, and low vit D also can cause 'the fog' which I didn't realise! Still reading? Thanks!
Anyway, the out come is that he has referred me to a gastrologist, to find out what the absorption problem could be. Does anyone have any thoughts on sunbeds? I know that it is UVB light that is needed, rather than UVA, summer seems a long way away! Annoyed that he ignored my evidence of more often vit b12 for neurological symptoms, but Also my folate so low I questioned the dose I was taking, that I bought myself! 1.7ug/L (3-23) 'oh yes, 400 is right for a maintaining dose' well I take more than that!
Just before I end my 'essay' the other night I was that tired, when I felt a spider crawl across my forehead, when in bed, I just snuggled down, covering my mouth and ears,of course! At one time- jump up, light on, bed pulled out, glass in one hand and magazine in the other, too tired now! Lol!
Thanks for reading.