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I'd be interested to hear if other sufferers have had a similar experience to mine:
I felt rotten, my periods had stopped 8 months earlier (age 56), and I put my symptoms down to the menopause.
Thinking HRT might give me back my energy/help me lose weight/stop the sweats and burning feet/cure my insomnia, I visited my GP (just retiring) who thought a blood test would be wise.
She discovered B12 deficiency, but confirmed I was menopausal too.
Her successor subsequently resisted giving me B12, and instead just offered me HRT.
I declined the HRT, as it can be dangerous, and a quick online search had shown me that what I had taken to be menopausal symptoms were probably just low B12.
I insisted on starting B12 jabs immediately, which quickly improved my health.
However, one unexpected "side-effect" was that my periods hae begun again - with a vengeance - even though I am now nealy 58!
Which caused me to wonder: How many women of my age dismiss their poor health as "getting old" or "the change", when they are, in fact, just B12 deficient?
Might failure to report or diagnose low B12 explain the huge number of senile dementia cases we are now seeing amongst older women?
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