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When my blood work returned, it showed deficiencies in vitamin b12 and iron, both of which cause tingling and even symptoms that mimic MS. As I've been living as a vegan for a year and a vegetarian for 4 years before that, I wasn't getting anywhere close to enough b12, as this is the only nutrient found solely in animal products or fortified meatless products (which I try to avoid as they are often heavily processed). Even though the DR's are sure I don't have MS, I can't get the idea out of my head so I'm on anti-anxiety medication and sleeping pills and am spending the next couple of weeks in Nova Scotia trying to relax with family.
Needless to say, as much as I love eating plants based and supporting animal rights, my health is my number one priority so besides taking high dosages of vitamin b12 & iron supplements daily, I am also slowly re-introducing fish, dairy, eggs and possibly poulty back into my diet. My hopes is that in the next couple of months I can get my levels back to normal, reverse the tingling sensations (which come on unannounced in all areas of my body, highly exasperated by anxiety). For now I'm just trying to live in the moment, let go and let God and recognize the sensations as tingling, without attaching a disease or irrational fear to them.
Have you ever had a health scare that caused you extreme anxiety and worry?