Hi I recently joined as I think many of my symptoms indicate PA - brain fog, headaches, pains in feet, tingling in hands and face etc. I have previously suffered with PMDD and some of the symptoms I can now see overlap (esp headaches, fatigue, brain fog, mood swings) but post hysterectomy, I'm beginning to think perhaps there's something else going on! Many of my symptoms are better, but some like the tingling, are things I didn't really have before.
My questions are twofold: firstly, I have some "odd" symptoms I've not seen elsewhere and wondered if these are related - itchy skin over my head, neck and shoulders and also terrible pain in my jaw and teeth and sensitive teeth/ receding gums for no apparent reason. I asked a dentist and he said this can be a result of low B12 and iron. Has anyone else had experience of this? And also, some of my symptoms are sometimes so bad I feel I can't go on (this weekend I was in real pain with teeth/jaw, stomach cramps, brain fog, exhaustion - can hardly get up the stairs etc) but after a few days that has passed and I now feel (relatively) better. Am I going mad or can symptoms be cyclical? And if so, why is that?
My other question is about approaching my GP as he's now checked with 2 haematologists who said categorically I can't have B12 problems so he won't give me injections but suggests I have B12 and iron oral supplements as he thinks this is diet related. I am a vegetarian but have been for years (also given blood regularly for years) and not had a problem so far and I eat lots of cheese, lentils, beans, eggs etc. He has no other explanation for my symptoms but wants to refer me to a neurologist to see if there's any cause for my symptoms or if they are, in his words, psychological. I'm unsure if to start taking the tablets and see what happens or to try another GP armed with the guidance I've downloaded from the PAS member's bit of the website.
I've put my bloods below. Also I should say that my daughter (14) was diagnosed about 18m ago wtih severe hypothyroidism. I have been tested and appear not to have a thyroid problem but do have the antibodies.
Iron - 9
Tranferrin - 3.7
Vit D 98 (was 42 and I've been on high supplements for the last 2 months)
B12 was 249 in Dec, latest test was 226
Thanks for reading this long post and any advice would be much appreciated