I visited the doctor as had been feeling off kilter. Loose motions for the last 6 weeks. On and off light headedness, short periods of feeling spaced out. A burnt feeliing tongue (although this has since disappeared). Had what I can only describes as a mini anxiety attack out the blue. Never experienced anything like it before lasted minutes but freaked me out.
Doc did FBC, TFT (as I have any under active thyroid and on 100mg Levo), Ferritin, LFT, U&Es, Coeliacs.
HB is 11.1
Ferritin is 4
B12 is 257
LFT and u&e - normal
Coeliacs- still awaiting results.
I have had low ferritin since the time I was diagnosed with an under active thyroid. Despite being on and off iron tablets my ferritin has not risen more than 14. GP dismissed it as he said it's been historically low so not something he is going to start worrrying about. He said b12 was normal range too.
I contacted another Dr C who kindly wrote back to me and advised starting b12 IM injection. 1mg/ml everyday for two weeks, then 1 injection once a week for 8 weeks then 1 injection once a month main ten ever for the rest of my life.
I've researched loads and realise the importance of b12. Especially be a lacto vegetarian. But I'm scared. I've read some horrific stories on google about people have adverse effects to the b12 injections. And feeling terrible for weeks.
My symptoms are fairly mild (light headedness and spaced out feeling is probably the worst of it) but I'm scared by starting the injections it might make my symptoms even worse.
Can anyone offer any reassurance? Or any good new stories?
Note: edited by admin to remove name of physician