Putting all my symptoms as somebody else might benefit from it. I was diagnosed with B12 deficiency in Jan 2018. It all started with burning sensation in my left forearm which then spread to leg, shoulder blades, hands etc. I took it as Heart issue and was shit scared. Visited my family Dr immediately. He did ECG test and said its all ok and nothing to worry. But this left side issues left me anxious like anything. He asked me to have my blood tested for CBC, Diabetes and B12.
Following are readings when this all started:
Sugar (Fasting and post lunch): 72 and 87
Haemoglobin: 15.4 mg/dl
Triglycerides: 101 mg/dl, Cholesterol total: 189 mg/dl, HDL: 48%, VDL: 140 mg/dl
Now below is the list of Symptoms that I faced during last 1.5 months:
1. Burning sensation in left arm, left leg, At the bottom of wrist, hands, shoulder blades, behind neck
2. Numb little finger in both hands, tingling sensation
3. Twitching/discomfort in left eye
5. Diarrhea - When started on injections
6. Mild headaches
7. Acid reflux
8. Dry mouth and thirst
9. Shortness of breath - For 2-3 days only
10. Muscle pain - Legs, arms, Chest, Back, Side of neck
10. Anxiety and Depression
Out of these, Burning sensation, headaches, diarrhea, Acid reflux, dry mouth and thirst gone.
I still feel mild and random muscle pain in legs, arms, chest, lower back anytime in the day. The chest pain has given me anxiety and depression even though I know its not related to heart.
Post completing 10 injections, my B12 level shot up to 1720 from 206 but some symptoms are still there. Chest pain took a break of 10 days but returned couple of days back. The pain is very dull but then makes me go crazy with all that sense of doom.
Even though my blood has a lot of B12, it seems like, my body is still not able to make most of it. I have no idea how much time body needs to make use of it. After reading through this forum, I got additional tests done now post my course of 10 jabs:
Ferritin: 126.9 ng/ml
Free T3: 3.23, Free T4: 1.91, TSH: 1.12
Folic acid: 19.70 ng/ml
Sodium: 137 mEq/L, Potassium: 3.9 meq/L, Chloride: 101 mEq/L, Magnesium: 2.07 mEq/L
I shall keep updating this thread so that you guys would know how things progress in case of B12. I really hope, I would come out of it alive and soon.