I have been experiencing symptoms for 3 years which started with tingling in hands and later feet. I also had cognitive issues such as memory loss and losing train of thought etc. After being told I was suffering with low mood, I was eventually given blood test which showed b12 deficiency.
Initially it appeared that the 12 weekly injections were helping but over the last 2years my symptoms are intensifying. I have such fatigue that some days I just can’t drag myself out of bed and as I work full time, I struggle through the week and spend weekends in bed. My limbs ache constantly and simple tasks like washing my hair in the shower cause my arms to hurt and I have to sit on the loo to clean my teeth.
More recently I am suffering from a need to pass urine urgently and embarrassingly I have had a number of accidents. I have also noticed a lump in my throat that feels like my throat is being pushed or contracted and finally I took a nasty tumble for no apparent reason, leaving cut and bleeding on the floor.
GP wants to run more bloods and if they’re clear send me to neurologist. I was just wondering if this sounds like a common story? I’m worried that my symptoms have been masked by B12 deficiency. Is there anything proactive I can do or things I can ask my GP? I know I’m not physically ‘right’ but am struggling to get my symptoms taken seriously. At 47 am I fairly old for MS?
thanks in anticipation.