After several years of struggling I finally had enough and asked my doctor for the last two blood tests before taking them to a private doctor.
Within five minutes of being in his office he announced he knew exactly what was wrong me, and that he would arrange the B12 injections to start on the 7th Feb.
I have a strong family history of B12, Folate and Iron deficiency; so much so I am one of the last female members to be diagnosed with it. My mother is still fighting, but deteriorating rapidly.
I have for about ten years struggled with exhaustion, fogs, depression, ovarian cysts,miscarriages etc and no one has said a word. Last year was the pits as I lost my job as I was not able to focus on what I was doing and inevitably made mistakes. I changed career and halved my working time (needless to say less money) only to end up collapsing three times at work and being ambulanced to hospital; still no answers.
The final straw was went I went for a blood test and a bank nurse started asking about my low B12 (170 ng/L), folate (1.5 ng/L) and Iron deficiency (2.7 ng/L)...Hhuuu. Apparently the test centre had sent a query because I had had so many blood tests recently and they themselves had noticed the results were abnormal.
My GP's answer was to say they would wait three months and then test again. Not likely, I want to get my life back. As I said I have now gone private to get the results and suddenly I don't feel like a middle aged psychotic hypochondriac.
I'm toying between fury and despair.
I know I can't change the past, but I still have the What if's?