Hi, this is my first post. I recently got diagnosed with B12 deficiency, I went to the GP with lightheadedness, dizziness and breathlessness plus rapid heartbeat and palpitations during/after exercise. Full blood count revealed enlarged red blood cells, then low B12 but normal folate. My B12 level was 154.
So I was put on the loading doses (have had three) and GP says I will have the injections for life. It was supposed to be 3x per week over 2 weeks but this has proved impossible: surgery has no appointments for 3 weeks so sent to treatment room at different surgery, but it's closed on a Wednesday and I didn't want injections on consecutive days (if that makes sense?) So it's two per week.
Anyway, I also have had memory issues for several months, nothing major just unable to recall names, find the right word etc. Also pain in tips of my toes, aching legs, cold feet. Since starting the loading injections I have had a little bit of tingling and numbness in my feet and hands, but again nothing major. I did mention it to the GP last week but she just said see how it goes over next few weeks. Should I be concerned because I know the treatment for neurological presentation is every other day until it gets better?
I tested negative for IF antibodies and GP says in that case it's not pernicious anaemia. I take pregabalin(Lyrica) for anxiety and thought my memory issues were due to that. But now I wonder!
Very confused. Don't feel any better and troubled by the whole business!
Thanks for reading 🙂