Looking for advice before I meet my doctor tomorrow please - I had a blood test 7 months ago due to dizziness and discovered B12 at 182. The doctor told me to supplement and come back 6 months later for another test. I've been taking Jarrow (Methyl 5000), thanks to this site, once a day, and latest results show my count now above 1000.
However I'm concerned about my symptoms and wanted to check with you all that you think they are consistent with B12 deficiency. If you think they are then I'm looking for advice re how to tackle the doctor and what tests I should insist on having please.
Most noticeable symptom is slight numbness in my hands. They don't quite feel like mine anymore. If I'm anywhere even slightly cold it gets worse and takes me hours to feel like I won't drop things. This has definitely got worse despite the supplementing and increased blood count.
I also have a similar feeling with my mouth/lips. They almost feel slightly swollen but I think it's just a slight loss of feeling. Again comes and goes but seems more noticeable if I'm tired.
Finally, and most worryingly, I'm simply having 'blank brain' moments when I go to do something I usually do without thinking and suddenly can't work out what to do. Or daft/worrying moments when I put post in the bin not the postbox or drive off when sat at red traffic lights.
Any thoughts very welcome on what might be wrong with me and how I should approach the doctor. Is there a particular document that identifies these symptoms and talks about blood count being deceptive that I can print off that will aide my fight?
Thanks in advance, Sue