I am new here but have been trying to figure out what is wrong with me for a couple of years.
I feel like I am going round in circles. I am pretty sure B12 deficiency is causing at least some of my problems (strange sensations in my toes, balance problems, restless legs, infertility) and as I am low in ferritin, folate and Vitamin D, this could account for other symptoms (unrefreshed sleep, breathlessness, heartburn, joint pain etc.)
My B12 levels are ‘normal’ and both MMA and homocysteine test results were OK too. My GP only tested me for MMA and homocysteine after I wrote him a letter directing him to NICE guidelines, so I can’t expect any further help from him.
My GP referred me to a rheumatologist for fibromyalgia, and at the appointment a couple of weeks ago I was given a steroid injection (which hasn’t done anything much) and yet more blood tests (which according to the nurse are all ‘normal’ - not all the results are in yet, and I don’t have a copy of the results to see what the numbers are).
I am not seeing the rheumatologist again until August and I don’t want to waste more time feeling rubbish (I have a very active toddler to look after!)
I am aware that I need to be careful with balancing supplements and find it all a bit confusing. I am scared of needles, but think self injecting might be the way forward.
I would like some advice on which supplement to start with. I have been taking some gentle iron supplements and a Vitamin D oral spray for a few months but I feel no different.
Thanks in advance.