I'm 35 years old and recently diagnosed with low B12 (60).
I had several symptoms, fatigue,. breathlessness, palpitations, tiredness (ache) in my feet and especially hands, as well as some numbness in my fingers. These had gone on for a period of years (less so the fatigue). I am also about 60lbs over weight.
I had a course of 6 injections in 6 weeks and my B12 is now 900 and I feel markedly less fatigued. The palpitations and breathlessness have remained but the ache and numbness in my hands and feet have seemed to actually gotten worse. Perhaps I am just more aware of them?
They now feel almost clumsy, tingly and weak, not markedly or debilitatingly so but definitely worse. I had put everything down to the B12 deficiency but my doctor is discounting this as a cause and sending me to a neurologist and a cardiologist.
I have now gotten myself into a panic that the symptoms match ALS. I know its not possible to say anything definitively but is there anything that I can test myself on to put my mind at ease while I await the neurologist.
Could my doctor be wrong and a longstanding B12 deficiency have caused the problems, or would I have begun to have seen an improvement rather than a perceived deterioration at this stage. I began treatment about 3 months ago.
Any information would be appreciated