I have posted recently about having many infections going on in my body at the same time and lasting a long time. Almost as if my immune system had issues.
I saw my Dr. two days ago and was sent for several blood tests. The day after my appt. I was called and said I am diabetic and glucose levels are out of control. Was prescribed Metformin twice a day and must check my blood often. I will be rechecked in 8 wks. Today another phone call from my Dr. and I am very deficient in Vitamin B-12. I have to start having weekly shots for afew months then it will be 1 shot per month for 3 months. Then the Dr. will recheck that.
I was wonderful if any of my fellow spineys suffer from either of these conditions or have dealt with these in the past. I did a little research and it seems as though people with Chronic Pain issues oft times have a vitamin B-12 deficiency. It affects the nerves from what I read. Apparently after getting the shots it might help some with fatigue but said the nerve damage will not be reversed.
If anyone has the same conditions or have had these conditions could you please post and explain what you know about this. I am getting really down as it seems along with my chronic pain issues due to cervical and lumbar problems I have had ongoing infections of various parts of my body for almost a year now. Something must be wrong with my immune system. Unfortunately you have the blood tests and then an assistant from the Dr.'s office calls you to give you the results. I really did not get a chance to discuss with my PCP. I have an appt. with my neurologist on Monday so perhaps he can give me some insight. I am also have eye problems which is so scary. It seems like when it rains it pours and I really could use any input any of you would be kind enough to share with me.
Thank you so much for any insight