Hi Karen & others
Just read your comment on the swallowing post about vitamin B12. I had no idea about this. My parents have just been diagnosed with very low vitamin B12 - my mother in particular has had dizziness, leg cramps, tiredness, swallowing issues for many years. It was at first put down to arthritis and she was unedr thyroid investigations for a while too as she had a lump in her throat. It now transpires they actually didn’t do a blood test to check for arthritis and her symptoms are related to vit B12 deficiency.
I’m just wandering - maybe I’m clinging onto a false hope. My vitamin B12 though normal was on the lower end (normals 190-660 mine was 220). Could my symptoms be B12 related - particulalrly as Karen mentioned the accuracy of the test. I am vegetarian but do eat dairy and eggs and conciously have things with supplemented vitamin B12. It still wouldn’t perhaps explain pins and needles in my tongue and numbness/ and wrong temperature sense and one sided symptoms and facial pain and spasms/ heat sensitivity and stiffness …
Any words of wisdom. I’m thinking maybe I’ll mention it to my GP and see if he thinks its worth doing another vit B12 test.