Hi, I’m after some advice as I’m totally confused! Symptoms are extreme fatigue, low mood, emotional, depression, brain fog, confusion, lack of energy, balance and dizziness issues, heavy restless legs, pins and needles in arms, numbness in toes, pale complexion (almost like a death mask some days) sickness and breathlessness.
Had blood tests which showed extremely low levels of B12, Iron and Viamin D. Started tablets for these deficiencies on 28/11/17. Had blood test on 21/12/17 and just got the results which the doctor said was ‘normal’ I was convinced it was PA and was banking on getting injections today as I’ve had an awful few weeks.
Doc (not my usual one, my appt with him wasn’t until the 15th Jan and I couldn’t wait that long) refused saying I’m not anaemic, my levels are all fine and have increased from 1.9 to 5.3 since taking the B12 tablets (whatever that means) yet I feel worse not better.
I don’t know what to do. She wants to treat me for depression with tablets and counselling but I’m only down because of my symptoms. I’m self employed and can’t work most days because I feel so bad yet I’m not getting any benefits or sick pay etc so I need this sorting ASAP.
I’ve been made to feel like I’m making it up. She even said ‘I wish people would stop going on about B12, it isn’t that and it’s not a miracle cure!’
I don’t know where to go from here. I said I’d think about the anti depressants and let her know. Should I just try that? (By the way, I have felt this way for 4 years now, it’s steadily getting worse and I gave up my career because of it)
Thanks in advance for any help offered...