i explained my symptoms in a thread a few days ago, and the most compelling answer i got was a b12 deficiency. when looking at it, i think i may have had a deficiency for a very long time and have only recently been compelled to research more into it because my symptoms have been getting worse. what i want to know is, what should i do now?
what tests do i have to take? can i just buy the vitamin over the counter? is there something else i should be taking or foods i should be avoiding because of this?
any and all information on b12 deficiency would be appreciated.
again my symptoms have been
-Weird mucus (yellowish and clear in color) dripping down my throat at times
-Twitching all over my body (even in private areas)
-Achy joints (or achy muscles by those joints, not sure)
-Burning sensation of the skin
-Sudden and brief bursts of heat in the back of my neck, shoulders, hands and feet
-Tingling in hands/feet
-Feels like popcorn popping/spasming of muscles
-Crawling sensation in the back of my neck
-On and off lisping
-Seizing of muscles in neck
-As of late I feel like either I can't hold my pee as well or I have to pee more
-Gas. Lots and lots of gas. My bowels just feel irritated. I can't stress this enough.
-Random low fevers... This was happening since around December
-Nausea. It was worse mid-march but now it comes and goes
-Difficulty swallowing (not swallowing food)
-Difficulty breathing. Recently went to the ER but they said my lungs were clear, even though at one point I felt completely light headed and as if my air passage was squeezing
-Out of sorts sometimes/confused
-What feels like pinches or sometimes electricity???? in my back muscles
-Weight loss (due mainly to anxiety, but maybe something else)...
-Ringing in ears (this has been happening for YEARS)
-Pressure building up in ears followed by popping (and sometimes a clicking sound)
These symptoms have been so varied and different, but even as they started happening I knew they were all somehow related. Like, I've never been a gassy person by nature, yet suddenly (no different foods, nothing) my stomach was constantly rumbling and my bowels have just generally been constantly upset. Around the same time, the muscle pain, twitching, spasming, EVERYTHING started too. As well as the neck pain/stiffness, headaches, low-fevers, ears ringing louder than usual and popping, pins and needles, certain parts of my body feeling numb (usually my extremities), heat spots/cold spots, chills, all my joints cracking and just a whole ARRAY of everything.
I was sure (and still kinda believe) that I was being plagued by a life threatening illness because of how generally unwell I've been feeling for the last 6 months. I complained to my GP about all of this, who humored me by giving me a neurology appt. I've been to the neuro, was said to be fine. I'm just waiting on MRI results and an EKG test in June (at my insistence, even though the neuro didn't think i needed one).
Everyone thinks it's in my head, but I feel like I'm slowly being run into the ground. I've even had to quit my internship because of the wide spread muscle pain and malaise. If a b12 deficiency is the root cause of all of this I would be so thankful because it would mean I'm not dying of some horrible disease (as I've begun to think for a while now) and I can DO something about it.
so again, any and all information on b12 deficiency would be great. also, if my symptoms stand out to you as being something else, please tell me your thoughts on that too. thanks!