Signs and symptos and results

I have come from thyroid site. If I have these results

Folate 2.4 (2.5 - 19.5)

Vitamin B12 165 (180 - 900)

And these symptoms/signs:

Tinnitus

Tremor

Paresthesia

Confusion

Weakness

Abnormal reflexes

Unsteady or abnormal gait / falls

Ataxia (Neurological disorder affecting balance, coordination and speech)

Balance problems

Difficulty walking

Dizziness

Restless legs

Visual disturbances / decreased-blurred vision / damage of optic nerve

Forgetfulness, memory loss

Dementia / intellectual deterioration

Impotence

Paralysis

Impaired fine motor coordination

Muscular spasticity

Bladder or bowel incontinence

Impaired pain perception

Disturbance in taste and smell

Confusion/disorientation

Psychosis

Hallucinations

Memory loss

Delusion

Depression

Suicidal ideation

Mania

Anxiety

Paranoia

Irritability

Apathy

Personality changes

Violent/aggressive behaviour

Schizophrenic symptoms

Sleep disturbances

Insomnia

Changes in taste, smell, vision, and sensory/motor function which can be mistaken for psychiatric problems

Anaemia

Macrocytosis (large red blood cells)

Generalised weakness, fatigue

Breathlessness

Pallor / jaundice

Chronic fatigue

Orthostatic hypotension/ Postural hypotension (low blood pressure when standing, which can cause fainting and falls)

Postural orthostatic tachycardia

palpitations

Loss of appetite/weight loss or anorexia

Epigastric pain (poor digestion, bloated feeling after eating small or normal sized meals)

IBS - Irritable bowel syndrome

Constipation

GERD - Gastric reflux disease - ulcers / mouth ulcers

Decreased stomach acid

Gastropareisis

Dry cracked corners of the mouth

Premature greying

Glossitis - swollen / sore tongue, geographic tongue

Fainting/light headedness

Increased susceptibility to infections

Poor wound healing

Malnutrition

Skin hyper pigmentation or hypo pigmentation

What should I be doing please?

Thank you

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  • "What should I be doing please?" Flower5567 presenting your list of symptoms and test results to your doctor and asking to be treated for Vitamin B12 and Folate deficiencies in accordance with the N.I.C.E. guidelines (see link below) as you have all the classic symptoms.

    google.co.uk/url?sa=t&rct=j...

    Click on the link, then on "Scenario Management" and scroll down to "Treatment for B12 deficiency"

    I am not a medically qualified person but there others on here who will give you further advice.

  • You should be getting your doctor to treat you for low B12 and low folate.

    If you are in the UK then you should be having loading doses of B12 for somebody with neurological symptoms: 1 mg intramuscular every other day until no further improvement in symptoms, followed by maintainence doses of 1 mg every 8 weeks.

    Your folate deficiency is best treated with 400 ug of folic acid (get it from Tesco) a day.

    Then your doctor needs to investigate the cause.

  • Agree with the others. You must get your b12 levels sorted. Are yoi being treated for pernicious anemia?

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