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[QUOTE=Nyxie63;3854487]It's never easy, is it? LOL

No hashi's, but was tested close to 2 years ago. Would love to get my antibodies done again, especially since I've had some on-and-off funky thyroid swelling and pain. It's not often, but enough to worry me a little.

I'm taking a PPI. Omeprazole to be exact. I usually take a vit C tablet with my iron to boost absorbtion. Wonder if it's not working.

Next visit to the doc, I'm going to talk to her about running another MMA, homocysteine as well as an intrinsic factor this time. Wondering if it might be a hidden b12 deficiency (they do exist). I've done the sublinguals (5000mcg), but they don't seem to do much for the parasthesias. The shots at least take the edge off for a couple of days. I have an old script for methylcobalamin shots. Might wander over to the compounding pharmacy and see if they'll still fill it. It's at least worth a try.

Saw the epileptologist on Thursday. While he seems to think a large portion of my issues are caused by depression, stress, and anxiety, he's also doing whatever needs to be done to find the right diagnosis. He's not writing me off as nebbishy, much to his credit. He wants to rule it out as a causitive factor tho. 10mg of Lexapro daily. Feh. I'm scheduled for neuropsych testing in Feb and MRIs of my brain and cervical vertibrae late next week. This'll be interesting.

I'm thankful for getting the MRIs done. Part of my concern is that I might have had a mini stroke since the right-sided stuff happened suddenly. Just woke up one morning and there it was. At least the MRI will resolve that concern one way or the other.


Nyxie--I think that having the IF test is a good idea. It's easy and will tell you if this is the cause of your problems. I have a friend that has B-12 and iron deficiency and they cannot find a cause, she even has IF when tested. That's really weird. She has had most all of the testing. I wonder if we will ever have these answers? Are you taking high dose iron? Best of luck with your B-12 shots. I too would try another form.

Boy your Epileptologist visit sounds like my visit to the Neuro last year. I don't know if you remember, I had facial numbness on left side along with my hand and foot. Muscle aches and pains all over which started in my neck. Jaw and tooth pain. They thought that I might have MS, Lupus or a pancreatic tumor:confused:. This all came about with the diagnosis of anemia. I also had nerve conduction testing MRI of cervical spine and brain, all tests proved negative, THANK GOODNESS! I took that 500 question neuropsych too and proved them wrong about depression, I told them I wasn't. It did show health anxiety, we already knew that from seeing so many "White Coats" LOL. I was also prescribed 10mgs of Lexapro, but I couldn't get myself to take it. It was too help the aches and pains. He did get me off the Xanax that helped with all the anxiety when seeing docs. Anyway, your story sounds so familiar. My symptoms wax and wayne now with no cause. I am thinking that it is thyroid (because I am usually Hypo) related, the Endo says, no:dizzy:. I think the low ferritin is also related. Best of luck with your testing. Keep us posted. FLFLOWERGIRL:)

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