Can anyone help PLEASE ? URGENT help needed.
I am posting for a friend as she is very ill. She has not managed to move forward with her health in at least two years. She has given up with her GP as she has not found her to be at all helpful or understanding. In desperation, she sought out a psychiatrist, who only gave her anti-depressants.
She has a genetic blood disorder in her family called Polycaethemia Vera, along with kidney problems and thyroid problems. But getting someone to test her is a nightmare.
Her RDW is high and she says this goes with deficiencies but worries her so much as her heart feels like it shakes rather than beats.
Her Vitamin B12 was around 200 on June 2017 blood test. But despite not taking any supplements or eating any greens, it is now around 400.
Her Ferritin is still on 19 and optimal is 70. Plus the NHS have discharged her from the Iron Infusion Clinic.
She also has low Vitamin D and low Folate.
She is dizzy, short of breath, ridiculously weak, shaky and has stomach pain..
Her anxiety is off the scale and is absolutely exhausted.
She told me that the fermenting in her belly is back. It adds to her anxiety and low mood . She said : “I feel like I need to cut it out with a knife”.
She is stumped and says “ I can’t be making all these symptoms up. I’ve got weaker this last couple of days.”.
After giving up with her GP practice, she started along the private route by paying for blood tests. But as she says, she is now stumped by it all.
Thank you to anyone who can help advise in any way. I have warned her that she may need to get herself to A&E (preferably 4th January if she can hang on that long) in order to be taken in as an In-Patient, to get as many blood tests, scans etc as possible.