I usually do not post on these kinds of forums so this is relatively new to me. I am a 22-year-old, male, graduate student in the Midwest and I think something is wrong with me. For the past three weeks, my body seems kind of off. I was going home for break after finishing my first semester of school and noticed that my tinnitus (have had really mild tinnitus since I was a young boy that recently increased a year and a half ago) started acting really weird again when I was on the charter bus. I got a little nervous but shrugged it off as I knew I would eventually get used to it again. A few days later I noticed weird tingling pins and needle sensations in my arms, legs, back, etc. A couple days later, I felt like something was wrong with my sense of touch. I can still feel things, but it just seems off. Like it's not functioning at its full capacity. I can go in the shower and feel warmth but it's like it's not processing fully because I can turn the shower to the hottest level and not feel like I am burning or my reflex to turn it down does not kick in. I went to my general doctor and explained the symptoms and she thought it was just my anxiety. She did a blood test and everything came back normal, but she said my Vitamin B12 level was 360 and they usually wanted to see that above 400. I was told to take 2500mcg methylcobalamin dissolving tablets and they are gonna test my blood levels in March when I go back home for Spring Break. I have been taking that since right before Christmas-time and I still don't really feel much better.
I am getting nervous and think there is something more serious going on with my body. I also had a chest x-ray over break and they said everything came out normal. (I was having weird, mild chest pain and shortness of breath before the semester ended). I also saw a chiropractor who did a series of adjustments on my back before I returned to school. I really want to see a neurologist or have MRI's done of my head and spine, but I am so scared to tell my parents because they just think it's all my anxiety. I can't keep living my life with everything just being chalked up to anxiety, as that is not a healthy way to live. I also don't want my parents burdened with the financial parts if I do go to the doctor and get the MRI's, especially if they find nothing wrong which I am also worried about because that will just make me feel crazy.
Has anyone ever had symptoms like these before that went away? I hate feeling like something is always wrong with me all the time.
I hope everyone has an awesome day and I am looking forward to any response or sense of relief.
It may be worth having your folate tested unless you have already . I was suffering with what I thought was anxiety as had sweating and heart palpitations but went to doctor when I realised it was happening even when watching tv or standing in shower . I have B12 injections and when I’m due my next jab my fingers go quite numb and although I can pick up things don’t feel like I’m quite holding them . My brain also felt like it was turning over in my head . Hope this reassures you that it may not be your anxiety or that you may not have anxiety at all but vitamin imbalances .