As most of you know I have been battling an eating disorder for a little over a year. I have been seeing my doctor and my therapist -- I have been getting blood tests done -- I have been fighting back.
And because I have been fighting back and genuinely trying to eat more calories in a day -- the doctor never discussed my blood results in detail.
I had a blood test -- my last one -- last week. I didn't expect to hear anything.
The doctor called me yesterday. He told me my B12 which has been very low hadn't climbed at all -- even though I am eating better. He said it was time to take a B12 supplement.
I am a smarter?? no maybe more confident patient now and I ask questions. So I asked what were the numbers on my B12 - they were 136 and then I asked what should they be - between 300 and 600.
Yup my B12 is low and so I will take supplements. The interesting thing for me was the symptoms of low B12 -- fatigue - forgetfulness - anxiety and depression - aching joints and bones. I definitely checked ALL the boxes.
So I will go pick up the supplement at the drugstore and take the pills every day -- and am hoping against hope -- the symptoms will improve..... cause boy oh boy I have had the symptoms in SPADES!
Here's to a healthier - happier - less anxiety filled 2017!