I have been in very poor health for over a decade now and received a diagnosis of ME/CFS nearly three years ago. I have lost a career, friends and any real social life due to my poor health. The illness and its symptoms have developed slowly over time, but now I am less than half the man I was. Before getting ill, I would run several miles a number of times a week, I played squash, climbed mountains in the Lake District and cycled a lot too. Now a walk to the shops or around a park is an ordeal when my symtoms flareup. However, i am not a quitter, and research my symptoms often in the hope of finding help.
I have been looking into B12 deficiency for a while now, and have to say that a lot of the symptoms match mine. for example; weakness, fatigue, palpitations, pins and needles in my hand, tinnitus, breathlessness, sleep disturbance, anxiety, depression (taking antidepressants), pain in many parts of my body, dizziness (almost fainting), brain fog, visual disturbances including Retinal Vein Occlusion (treated with injections into the eye) Hypertension (Lercanadipine, Bisoprolol, Asprin). The list goes on.
I eat reasonable well including meat, fish and dairy. I have been taking over the counter vitamin supplements everyday without fail for two years now. Including vitamin B12 (8.6ug - 344%NRV)
I recently did the Bluehorizon Medicals Active B12 test and got a result of 45pm0l/L (25.1 - 165.00)
I understand that this is within what is considered to be a normal range and that the general view is that 35pm0l/L is the cut off point for B12 deficiency, but I would really value your opinions on this guys.
My question is - should I go back to my GP with this result and what should I ask him to do. Also, has anyone on here had a similar result to mine along with similar symtoms.