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I have recently developed some strange symptoms - a tremor throughout my body which is quite marked at times, changes to the way I walk/unsteady on my feet, random numbness in my hands and feet, shadowy appearance in my peripheral vision, muffled/dull hearing and crackling sounds in my ears, feeling very weak and fatigued. It is probably worth noting that prior to feeling very unwell, I developed significant tachycardia (130 - 140bpm resting). I requested to be tested for anemia at the time, though the GP put this down to side effects of medication despite this being a rare side effect. As far as I know, ECG was normal other than showing new tachycardia. Since then I have felt progressively more breathless on exhertion and often "sigh" for breath when sitting and relaxing. I do know from having an unrelated blood test that my full blood count is normal so no obvious signs of anemia. However, I have since learned that it is possible to be B12 deficient without being anemic. I have approached my GP to discuss these symptoms and I guess I have been hit with the young, anxious female label because he shot me a sarcastic look and stated "that is not really anything". He never looked at or assessed any of these symptoms. I have made several other attempts but just come up against the same brick wall. I do think it is worth testing for b12 deficiency in order to rule it out, but I do not want to approach my GP and suffer the upset. I am willing to have a private active b12 which I can arrange for myself - however, I have been taking multivitamins with 2.5 mcg b12 in daily for years, will this alter the results? Will this test be conclusive in and of itself, or will it need to be done along side other tests? Many thanks for reading.
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