Over the last few months I have suffered worse and worse symptoms – I really had no idea why things were only getting worse when I was trying so hard to be healthy. I kept fiddling with my diet, and I kept blaming one or two ingredients, and yet somehow excluding them didn’t solve the problem. My balance was getting worse, and I was suffering from brain fog, muscle weakness and light- headedness as well. I was due to see my GP about my iron levels – just a check up, but I felt God telling me to tell him about my muscle weakness too. Then on the day I was due to see him, I had the word B12 come into my head – vitamin B12.
I went to look at symptoms of B12 deficiency, and noticed a few familiar things (tingling hands and feet for example). I didn’t have much time and didn’t dig deeply into the subject, but spoke to the GP about that and the weakness. He arranged blood tests and referred me for a scan as well to be sure.
Amazingly, the right information came to me when I came home and dug more deeply – my goodness, I thought, I’ve had some of these symptoms for years! When I thought back, I realised that some of the neurological effects of B12 deficiency (which are very serious, and should NOT be ignored) I had been experiencing for over a decade. I was horrified.
When I spoke to the GP again, he was curious about what I was saying and decided to refer me to a gastroenterologist. This is because I seem to have absorption issues for iron too (probably celiac). This was a step in the right direction, but I continued to decline, and the symptoms seemed to be overwhelming.
Evidence in hand I went back to the GP and spoke to him – bless him, he agreed to start treatment straight away, even though I won’t see the gastroenterologist for another two months. The injections have just begun, and I can already feel some changes in my balance, which is such a blessing.
So I am urging you to please share this link far and wide: http://www.b12deficiency.info/signs-and-symptoms/
I guarantee you need to know what B12 deficiency is, if not for yourself, then for others, and don’t be like me, on the floor almost before anything is done!
I also ask you please to help me out. Over the last few months I have got into debt. This is partly due to the weather affecting my work (pesky winter), but also due to these symptoms which made me reluctant to get out – even walking about is hard when you feel like you are floating. I have become quite isolated, and although the debt is not huge it is a stress I could do without while I am recovering. I have set up a youcaring page, and I hope you will contribute and share, and if you can’t help in that way, please pray for me instead. Thank you!
To be able to concentrate on getting well without the weight of debt hanging over me would be wonderful at this point. I also ask you to share so that the issue of Vitamin B12 deficiency can be highlighted. It’s so often misdiagnosed! If it’s misdiagnosed the symptoms may be “treated”, but the underlying cause will continue to worsen. This issue needs more attention from all of us.
God Bless you