My vitamin tests just came back and I'm B12, calcium, pantothenate, and something else (forgot
) deficient. My total antioxident function didn't look too great either, but this is all from a quick conversation with the nurse when I went in to get another blood test to check hormone levels. They took another blood test to figure out where the B12 deficiency lies. I'll have an appointment with the Dr next week to go over everything.
I've had 2 B12 shots in the last 3 weeks and I do feel better though it's very difficult to say whether that's from the shots or my adjusted thyroid medication (dose was too low.) Additionally I think I've finally come to a conclusion regarding the ongoing emotional stress that was wearing me down since last year. So there's really no telling what exactly is causing me to feel better right now. And besides, who knows how long this will last, lol.
Interestingly my Dr seems to have the opposite opinion of the relation between inner ear stuff and the B12 deficiency. She suspected I was deficient in the beginning because of the constant stress this illness has caused for such a long time.
And how I can be calcium deficient, I have no clue.
I'd been taking 1,000mg calcium daily for approximately 3 weeks prior to the blood test, and I'm not taking any medications that hinder calcium absorption. Weird.