Yesterday I thought my imagination was running riot but today has confirmed things so I thought I'd share and see if anyone had any thoughts on this.
Two years ago I started suffering from bursitis in my right hip. I've had x-rays to check for degeneration of the joint, which were negative and it doesn't seem to matter if I exercise or not, the damned thing gets so bad on occasion that I find it difficult to bear full weight on my right leg and have to pull myself up the stairs. It's been particularly painful this last week or so and, up until now, I (foolishly) missed that it's one of the symptoms of vitamin deficiency. I've been taking B12 tablets (1000ug Methylcobalamin) since 25 August but yesterday decided to purchase an oral spray and use that (B12 boost spray with 1200ug Methylcobalamin and chromium). Yesterday was a particularly bad day and I could only limp while doing my shopping. I got home, used the spray as directed and carried on putting my shopping away. Within 10 minutes I realised I wasn't limping any more so walked around a bit more. Yep - definitely no limp. Hmmm... must be a coincidence and maybe I'd just loosened it up with the gentle walking doing my shopping?
Today I got up with less pain than usual and used the spray again at breakfast time. I'm now able to get up from the sofa without holding onto anything and can put full weight through both legs. I'm no longer limping and the inflammation around the hip joint is decidedly less than it has been in recent days.
Although the last blood tests showed my B12 lower than it should be at 376 (142-725), I had noticed my brain fog lifted within days of starting the tablets but am rather mystified (and also delighted) at this latest turn of events. Maybe my low stomach acid means that I haven't been absorbing optimum amounts from the tablets? Or has my imagination tipped me over the edge of insanity?