Hi I've been abnormally tired for years and used win 16 mile races but even short walks are too much and send me into a grumpy confused mood and state of not coping (I'm 37).
I look really healthy so feel some friends don't get that I can't manage some things and I often get confused (but think vitamin B12 is helping a lot which is a breakthrough. Another breakthrough came seeing a naturopath who found id developed several strong food intolerances which helped so much.
Does this sound like an autoimmune disease? Can anyone be amazing and give advice Either in knowing what's going on or anything I can do to manage exercise again? I hate going to the GP as they never find anything and I almost think they must think it's in my head
Taking any B12 oral supplement (even an energy drink) will skew blood tests for more than 4 months and will not help an autoimmune B12d beyond a slight initial boost. B12d requires injections for life.
I never had any until recently and don't remember if they ever tested for it , I justvtemember blood tests being normal other than low white blood counts every time (and low vitamin D which I'm sure ok now).
I hate discussing my health but reached the point where something went wrong as a result of it and I am also so fed up of it limiting me when I still don't understand what is wrong.
Gosh that link could be a breakthrough for me. Thank you SO much as I knew nothing beyond the fact avoiding wheat made me likely to need more B12 but the symptoms list shocked me as i have many of those- infertility , loss of weight, ibs, dizziness. I do wonder whether my levels were ever tested and will see if find any old blood tests. Thank you very very much
ekphrasis I appreciate this as the main thing is id like an explanation of WHAT is it that's changed my life so much. I do think the GP might have checked it wasn't thyroid when I first mentioned everything but I am keen to re-explore the issue so thank you for mentioning this
I had blood tests but I don't know what they tested for which isn't helpful so going to see if I can find them. I also had a colonoscopy as had bleeding in my gut which I think is linked to the food intolerances I got. (I react strongly even to rice now).