Last edited by meeshar; 11-14-2012 at 06:02 PM. Reason: goofed quote
Thanks for the info. I supplement with zinc and magnesium. But I do wonder about calcium some times. I don't eat much dairy. Are bone stocks enough of a calcium source?Man, don't I know it! It feels like every time I fix one thing, two other things go wrong to take its place! When you got your bloodwork done, did you check for other vitamin and mineral deficiencies besides B12 and D? Seems like there are a whole host of things that could potentially be causing your symptoms. I know it probably isn't, but it's always good to start ruling out the easiest to fix stuff.
This link isn't anything exciting (plus, you're in the medical field, right? So I'm sure you know all this already) but it's just a good reminder of some other deficiencies that could be contributing:
Vitamin C and Mineral Deficiencies and Depression
You mentioned this problem started a few months ago...any chance it began around Septemberish and it could be some kind of seasonal depression? I have a tendency to get this, and last week as my seasonal panic attacks started to kick in (OMG! it's dark already! Where did the day go? Where did my life go? AAAAAGH!) I replaced all my light bulbs with natural daylight ones (I found a 4 pack for around $2 that are Philips brand) and have been keeping them ALL on, and I haven't had a single freakout.
The depression came in August. I hadn't really noticed, but I had been getting increasingly anxious. Not about anything, just physically anxious. Then I had a panic attack and after it cleared I was left with a severe, horrible depression. So severe that it was actually physically painful almost every moment of the day. I had no idea depression could feel that way. I had horrible anxiety in the morning (high cortisol and I would guess tons of adrenalin waking me at about 4:30). It was brutal.
I know it's my own little view on things and probably doesn't apply to you, but have you had any head injuries on the past year or so?
The MD I am seeing now who has functional medicine training asked a lot about head injuries too. He described me as "the perfect storm" for poor health based on my childhood
Have you seen a naturopath? A really good naturopath can make a world of difference in gut related issues.
Oh well, it was a shot.