I am member over on Thryoid UK and recently had a private full blood screen done. Would someone be able to take a look at my levels for b12, ferritin, folate etc and see if you think I should a) ask the doctor (good luck to me) to test/treat b12 or b) supplement B12 myself?
I have some symptoms which fall under b12 shortage but many of them also go hand in hand with my Hashimotos hypothyroid diagnosis. The ones which I though were more likely to be indicative of b12 problems are waking up at night with numb/tingling arms and cramps in my legs. The memory problems, slow cognition, word retrieval issues and general brain fog I put down to thyroid but maybe they're also related to b12? I also have digestion/constipation problems and go through periods of clumsiness both in walking and handling objects. I have also experienced muscle fatigue and breathlessness which I again attributed to my thyroid.I have bad eyesight to start with but some days even with glasses or contacts it doesn't seem as clear as others.
There's a bunch of other stuff which may be thyroid related or both. I guess based on the basics I've given and my blood screen I wondered what people might think about asking to be tested/treated and self-supplementing.
Thanks in advance