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I don't know what my health problem is yet, as no health insurance makes it hard to figure out. But here's some symptoms I've had for a while now:

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- Constant head pressure
- Occasional periods of confusion
- Massive brain fog, poor short term memory
- Fatigue, tiredness
- Lots of floaters in the eye, which may appear out of nowhere and change on the fly--tolerable, but very annoying
- Daily tinnitus (mostly in the left ear, but occasionally "switches" to the right ear)
- Slight lessening of sensation on different areas of the body (occasional numbness/tingling)
- Visual problems, most noticeably (right now) is slight double vision, and difficulty moving my eye muscles (seems to be tied in with head pressure)
- There is no preference for which eye is affected, both eyes don't move smoothly anymore...
- Eye twitches/involuntary eye movement
- The double vision started 7-8 months ago, it just seems as if the "calibration" of my eyes is slightly off... hard to describe though.
- Stiffness/postural problems, makes for awkward walking, but no actual problems with mobility. Could be partially due to sitting in front of a computer too long, lack of proper exercise, etc.
- Occasional trouble coordinating my leg movement, sometimes I can't feel the ground well.. "like walking on sponges"
- Unusual trouble with fine motor control, harder to hold small objects (I've been dropping small objects lately, and it's also harder to hold onto large objects too!)
- Stiff neck (could be from postural issues)
- Occasional trouble swallowing, my throat sometimes feels tighter; and my jaw doesn't always cooperate properly (it's like my jaw isn't coordinated anymore; a similar effect with my eye muscles)
- Snapping jaw, like it's out of alignment (sometimes my jaw "tweaks to the left" involuntarily)
- Caffeine ingestion seems to cause occasional blurred vision and floaters, but not always.
- Alcohol intolerance. It makes most of my symptoms worse, especially the eye twitching/involuntary eye movement stuff--more than 3 drinks and I notice worsened symptoms the next day, well past the hangover stage
- My constipation (always a problem) is worse than ever
- Bowel movements are more difficult--the stools are shaped oddly, and I can't empty my bowels thoroughly, it always feels incomplete.
- Most symptoms get worse after a bowel movement
- Basically it feels like my abdominal/lower back muscles aren't cooperating fully, and that's a possible explanation for why bowel movements are a lot harder
- Cold *or* warmth in the extremities at times where I shouldn't be feeling either cold or warm...
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[B]The following is also important:[/B]
I've been trying the NOW Ultra B12 sublingual (contains cyanocobalamin, methylcobalamin, and dibenconzide) in the last 3 days. The first day I only took one half dropperful (about 1,000mcg of B12.) I don't think I noticed anything, in fact.

The second day I tried 3 half dropperfuls (3000mcg supposedly.) It seemed that an hour after dosing, some of my symptoms got a little worse (difficulty with coordination as I walked, facial stiffness, eye muscle stiffness) but nothing "too alarming." It may have been a coincidence since lately, my symptoms have been pretty bad. Other than that I noticed a little more energy.

The third day I took approx the same dose, and the same thing, except (and it's hard to tell) maybe the symptoms didn't flare up as badly.

[B]Can initial B12 treatment make symptoms worse for a while?[/B] How should I approach this? I can't afford any kind of expensive testing, so I'll have to try some things on my own..





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