Hi everyone, I'm just after a bit of advice please.
About 6 weeks ago I went to my GP because I had tingling in my toes on my left foot, was tired all the time, getting headaches, feeling unsteady on my feet, being a bit more clumsy than usual, feeling groggy. My GP did some blood tests and it came back with very low Vit D and slightly low B12. I looked up the symptoms for B12 deficiency and it seemed quiet a good match for what I was experiencing.
My GP did another B12 test and an intrinsic factor antibody test 2 weeks later. The antibody test came back as normal and this time she said the B12 was normal at 196. She then said there was nothing wrong with me but suggested I take Vit D and B12 supplements to see if I felt any better but basically that was it.
I have since spoken to a private GP, as I have insurance, and he also thought that B12 of 196 was normal. But he has referred me to a neurologist for the other symptoms. I just wanted to know if this does sound normal for B12, do my symptoms sound like B12 deficiency, should I go back to my GP if the neurologist says everything is fine or is there nothing wrong and I'm just connecting things that are unconnected?
I should say that I'm not a veggie and eat plenty of meat, cheese, milk etc so my dietary B12 should be ok. My Dad has regular B12 injections but he is in his 80's and he doesn't know why except his levels were low. I am 49. I haven't taken any B12 supplements yet but have started D, with no effect.
It's all a bit confusing and some days I feel ok.
Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated.