I’m just looking for some help, guidance or to see if anyone is able to relate to the way I’m struggling at the moment.
I am 21 years of age, and was diagnosed with Vitamin B12 and Folate deficiency in January this year after having complaints of palpitations for a fair few years and that the sensation had become worse and I had started getting pins and needles in my hands and feet and just feel generally unwell most of the time.
For a long while they just put it down to anxiety, as I have suffered with bad anxiety and health anxiety in my life.
I had my first lot of injections in Feb this year, and was due to have my second lot in May but due to Covid-19 I was prescribed oral medication instead. However, where I have not been able to have another blood test to check my B12 levels due to Covid 19 they have not given me anything for my Folate levels as of yet.
My symptoms have never really seemed to get that much better, and I think suffering with health anxiety probably doesn’t help that anyway.
I find I get random bursts of sharp or burning pains all over my body - however these are mainly in my ribs, chest, upper back, shoulders and arms. Have been to my doctors in tears before fearing I am having a heart attack but ECGs always come back normal.
Recently I’ve been really struggling with shortness of breath and burning sensations in my stomach, chest and back.
My mental health is really bad, I feel panicked all of the time, I find myself sobbing and fearing my symptoms.
I’ve also had a few bad episodes of tinnitus.
I’ve found myself scared to sleep at night and constantly worried.
I think I’m driving my partner, friends and family slightly mad (hehe).
I know I will be able to get in to see my doctor soon, but just wondered if anyone else ever seems to really struggle?
Thanks so much for taking the time to read through this