You may not be absorbing the pills. You probably need regular B12 shots.
Speak to your Doc about this.
I am in the same situation, this month I have almost passed out 3 times. I thought I was having an anxiety attack, but it just felt different then ones i have had in the past. A relative thought it could be low B-12, which I have had for three years. I took a shot and felt better, but now it is back and getting worse. Have any of you got more answers?m My doctor just says to take B-12 pills and Folic Acid. But something should be causing all this right?
No, I haven't found any help. I'm still taking the supplements. My level is now 200 which is the very lower limit of normal, which my doctor thinks is sufficient. I don't agree, but I can't write prescriptions.
You're very lucky to have a doctor who was willing to take your symptoms seriously, although you don't technically have a B12 deficiency. Well, you may, sometimes you can have the effects before your level drops below normal.
If you don't feel better after a couple of weeks of taking the shots, I'd look elsewhere for the cause of your issues. I remember when I was on the shots, there was an immediate and very noticable affect. I never did get back t0 100%, obviously, but I felt better very quickly. From others in my family who have Pernicious Anemia, I've heard the same thing.
Good luck to you in finding some relief.
I am in a similar situation. I am a 24 year old male, and have been experiencing symptoms for about 6-7 months. I work in retail, so I stand about 40 hours/week. Last October, I started having leg soreness/exhaustion, which I figured was a result of bad shoes. So, I bought new shoes, and even had custom orthotics made, neither of which helped. I saw a physical therapist, who taught me some stretches and exercises, which haven't helped either. I went to my GP, had some blood work, which he told me was normal. I went to a neurologist, who did an mri of brain & spine (which was normal), emg (also normal), and more blood tests (also normal). Things were getting worse, though (my eyesight was blurry, I was dizzy, nauseated, etc), so recently I sought a second opinion (from a neurologist), who said that at my age, my blood serum b12 of 402 was low. So, he started me last week on some b12 shots, and I've been taking some sublingual tablets on days when I don't get injections. I'm hoping that this is the solution to the problem, but I wanted to know, have you found a cure for your ailment? If so, how long did it take? And what meds worked? Thanks so much!