Hi, I would like some advice please
After numerous visits to my GP, all manner of tests and a steady decline in my overall health, I started seeing a herbalist. Despite all this my health continued to worsen and because of extreme fatigue, weekly migraines which put me to bed for 24/36 hours plus the brain fog and temporal neuralgia and no explanation I made the difficult decision to leave my full time job and go part time. It made no difference and I was in total despair until my herbalist told me I was B12 deficient.
I promptly got a blood test and went back to my GP.
B12 levels 167 folate 17. A quick look back 12 months and my B12 was 296.
I have had very low platelets also (GP has been concerned) low white cells and low thyroid (for years)
Had the loading dose (finished 2 weeks ago) and GP has now put me on the 3 monthly shots.
Coeliac test came back negative as did the anti intrinsic factor and I eat a very healthy diet. I do however have chronic gastritis confirmed on endoscopy 7 years ago.
I dipped initially with the shots and decided after reading the posts that I would purchase my own B12 and SI weekly so I have had a further 2 shots.
I also take a B complex supplement.
In the last week I have had significant improvement and I'm feeling like my old self again (I was always very active) now getting a weekly headache which is manageable.
My question is, is brain fog, migraines and temporal neuralgia considered to be neurological signs and therefore to be treated with more B12 or not?
My GP is not interested in my symptoms only the blood results and I have had far more information and helpful advice on this site than anywhere else.