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I wonder if anyone can please offer me some advice.
18 months ago I was diagnosed with a B12 deficiency - prescribed 5 x B12 injections and sent on my way.
About a year later I had symptoms return (had just had a baby) and this time my folic acid was low. Whilst taking folic acid drops my symptoms again returned, but worse.
Another blood test has shown B12 deficiency again. I'm 3 out of 5 into my injections again. The GP consulted haemotology who suggested I have 3 monthly B12 injections from herein.
My problem is this - the GP has said I don't have PA. I've had FBCs, but never any investigation beyond that. It probably isn't a big deal, and maybe it's just having kids that has made me aware of my own mortality, but does it go any deeper than this? If it's not PA then why could this be? Are they just treating the symptoms without getting to the route of the cause? Am I overthinking this?
I'm a meat eater, mid 30s, mother of 2, I rarely drink. I have terrible slumps where I don't think I can get through the day. I'm exhausted but sleep terribly. My skin is terrible, my eyesight has worsened, my hair is falling out, I spend most of my days feeling sick and dizzy recently. I also get skin rashes on arms - pinprick, painless that seem to appear for no reason and fade a few days later. The combined symptoms and tiredness mean my mood is terrible and I end my days feeling awful for losing it and shouting. I just have such rage from feeling so rubbish. My GP isn't concerned about any of these symptoms.
So is it worth me investigating the cause prviately, or should I just suck it up, take my B12 and stop Google'ing? I realise I might sound a bit of a hypochondriac and please tell me if that is the case. Maybe some people just don't find out why it happens, it just happens?
Many thanks for any advice.
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