So I've been experiencing symptoms of what I think is b12 deficiency but I haven't had it confirmed yet.
I'd been progressively getting more run down this last year and felt myself getting more anxious. I was vegan for this year just gone until recently, I've always had a bad lactose intolerance and been on and off veggie most my life. Until recently I didn't really know anything about b12 and I had never taken supplements.
In September I got the flu and my world turned upside down.
I suddenly got severe anxiety, brain fog and confusion. Everything felt alien to me, like I'm living in a dream. I now get breathe less and weak, and I heart palpitations just from the slightest activity. I look pale and I've lost my appetite. I get pins and needles and muscle ache in my arms and legs and my hair is starting to go gray and fall out (I'm 23 so it's a bit early ahaha). My tinnitus has gotten worse and i feel very dizzy most of the time. Most of all I am just extremely tired, I sleep a lot and i struggle to wake up. And its not long before I need to sleep again, but often have trouble actually dropping off to sleep, something Ive put down to the heart palpitations.
I started taking 1000ung b12 supplements a month ago and the cognative symptoms got a lot better. However, I've now paid for a private Active b12 test because my doctors are really dragging their feet (I think they think I'm a hypochondriac). My test came back at 70.8 pmol/l which it said is in the normal range.
Does anyone know if the supplements I'm taking could've affected the test? Or am I barking up the wrong tree and this isn't b12 at all.