I was diagnosed as b12 deficient around a year ago, had the six injection then another injection every 12 weeks. I have neurological symptoms but the doctor refuses 8 weekly injections.
I had a range of symptoms to begin with but most of them stopped fairly quickly once the injections stated.
My recurring symptom is a sudden trance like state - I am still conscious but it is as if I become distant from my surroundings - I then hear a babel of voices which it has been explained to me is actually tinnitus- this lasts for what seems about 5/10 seconds then I am overcome by a sense of euphoria. I then recover.
This tends to have three or four times in a day then I have several weeks with no symptoms.
As the treatment has progressed I usually only get the beginning of the above then the event cuts off before the tinnitus begins - this is not always the case but mostly.
I nearly always get an attack soon after my injection then I am okay for about 6/7 weeks then I get further attacks.
This month, however I have started having multiple attacks - not the full attack just the starting up of the process which sometimes leads to the tinnitus- I am left feeling a little unsteady on my feet and a bit twitchy around my body.
I have started taking a 1000 mu b12 tablet a day, a multi b vitamin which I thought my go some way to stopping the attacks but things have got worse - at least they have this month.
I am a vegetarian and verging on vegan although I have been putting cheese back into my diet to get at least some natural source of b12 otherwise I just have Alpro yoghurt and milk.
My doctor is not sympathetic and says that my symptoms are not b12 deficiency symptoms but he's wrong - they are!
Any help would be gratefully received - apart from becoming an eater of meat again which will not happen.