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Well, back in 2013 I went to the doctors regarding a defiency in vitamin b12, this was due to my hair starting to fall out, tiredness, moodiness and a range of other symptoms. The doctor said it sounded almost as though it could be a deficiency, therefore gave me a blood test to confirm. My bloods came came back and they showed that there was a deficiency. I'd alos been tested for pernicious anaemia, however, the test for that came back negative, suggesting that I could fully absorb the vitamin. I was happy with the results and was told to take a two months supply of folic acid and vitamin b12. After that I would have to have my boods redone just to check my levels were improving. Again, went to be checked and my levels were okay, so I was told to take the tablets to keep my levels up.
I admit, overtme I stopped taking them, as I;d been told that your body can store vitamin b12 for three months. So, I thought that if and when the sympoms started to appear, I'd know to take my tablets again.
Well, I haven't taken any tablets for a while now, I've let my symptoms get the better of me. But, analysing the symptoms I'm experiencing now to the ones I was experiencing when I was first diagnosed, I feel like they may have got worse. I'm now experiencing symptoms of extreme tiredness, despite the fact that I go to bed at a suitable time and get enough sleep, I get tingly hands and feet, along with pins and needles, seem to be foretting certain words for things when trying to explain things.Suffered with some dizziness a couple of months back, which doctors never gave me a diagnosis for, just tablets to stop it when it came on.
So, I'm reluctant to go back to the doctors or not and ask to get my leve;s checked again, or whether to just start taking my tablets. Although taking the tablets don't take much of an affect. My mum is also vitamin b12 deficient, she has pernicious anaemia, which makes me wonder if that can come on over time, or whether once ive been tested and the test has come back negative that, thats it.
any help and advice would be greatly received.
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