Still Having B12 Deficiency Symptoms Despite Treatment
I am writing with regards my wife Jo she is 46 years old, as a vegetarian of 30+ years she was diagnosed with a vitamin B12 deficiency in Feb 2012 so far high intake of Jarrow sublingual 5000 mcg methylcobalamin b12 (2 x daily) has failed to improve her condition, her original blood reading last year showed a low 162, with the supplements her blood level increased to around 2000 after a few months, unfortunately this has not resulted in any positive improvements occurring in over 12 months Her Gp is not overly helpful in anyway.
This is a quick list of her current obvious symptoms, there are many more though.
Burning/painful hands feet and face.
Shooting pains in neck and back
Constant back pain
Constant joint pains
Extreme fatigue throughout whole body (struggles to stay awake throughout the day)
Lack of power in arms and legs
Heavy numb feeling throughout whole body, especially arms and legs
Unsteady on feet sometimes
Eye sight deterioration
Giving blood is almost impossible (nothing comes out no matter how long the nurse tries)
Severe tinnitus (since childhood but now far worse)
Odd perception sensation through sight (things appear more distant than they are)
Small white patches on skin around neck and head area
Thought process difficult
Always feel cold even on hot
Cannot eat any meat without severe stomach upset / bloating (tried to eat meat again after 30+ years without it)
Struggle to get started in the morning (no energy even after sleeping well each night)
Jo has always tried to stay extremely healthy she still manages to weight train, exercise and go to work as normal, she only ever eats mostly whole organic produce, is a non-smoker and a non-drinker she never uses any chemical based cosmetics or household cleaners only natural based variants, Jo is still functional but things are really starting to get difficult lately
It would appear to me that the B12 in her blood is for some reason unable to do its job at a cellular level, I have been reading much on line for some time and now believe she may have other factors and not just B12 causing her issues, I frequently read about the importance of glutathione and other essential elements such as zinc, it appears her normal b12 pathways are being interfered with at some level, I was wondering if you are able to offer any advise or to carry out any tests that should determine where her problems lie and how best to treat her condition.
I would very much appreciate your response in this matter