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Hello I have posted on this forum before. At the time I was waiting for a referral to a rheumatologist. I had my appointment to see the consultant on June 20th. After my examination and answering many questions she said that she agreed with my GP that I have quite a few trigger points. I already know I have oa in my neck,knees and spine and she mentioned possible hips. She sent me for for several xrays. She also said that from a blood test done in 2017/2018? my B12 was low 130 I think she said. I mentioned I have regular annual blood tests and have never been told there was a B12 problems. I do take VitD3/calcium. So her possible diagnosis is mild Fibromyalgia against a background of Osteoarthritis. I am now waiting for the results of xrays and blood tests results which will be sent to my gp. So I hope that I will soon get the results. At the moment although my knees hurts a lot the main problem at the moment is awful pain in neck, shoulder and tops of arms something going to down to hands . The left arm is the worst and the right thumb if that makes sense. Can low B12 cause any of these problems. I also get low back aches and leg and ankle pain. Have seen a vasular doctor as I have severe varicose veins and he did not feel the pain was coming from them, and anyway I don't meet the criteria for surgery. I also have stomach and bowel issues ibs and gastritis. I also have hypothyroidism not due for repeat blood test until October. I wonder if I should request a full thyroid function as I know they only test the TSH usually, although not sure they would agree to full test if the tsh is within the range but that is a another story. Can any one help me with the B12 problem.
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