A woman from the UK is warning others about the dangers of a B12 deficiency after she says it left her incredibly exhausted and sleeping 22 hours a day.
Eva Tiamat Baphomet Medusa, 29, from Manchester, was diagnosed with the deficiency in 2016 after she began experiencing extreme fatigue, insomnia, and brain fog.
She told Daily Mail Online that her energy levels were so low that she was unable to get out of bed some days, and she was eventually diagnosed with myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME), also known as chronic fatigue syndrome.
However, after getting a blood test, she discovered that her low energy was actually due to a B12 deficiency.
B12 is a nutrient found in animal products like meat, eggs, and dairy, and it’s essential for cell health and the proper functioning of the nervous system.
A lack of B12 can lead to fatigue, weakness, and memory problems.
After being diagnosed, Eva started receiving B12 injections and her symptoms began to improve.
Now, she’s warning others about the importance of getting tested for a B12 deficiency if they’re experiencing fatigue, brain fog, or other similar symptoms.
“I want people to be more aware of the symptoms of B12 deficiency because it’s something that’s easily treatable but can have a huge impact on your life if left untreated,” she said.
“If you’re feeling really exhausted all the time, and especially if you have other symptoms like brain fog or tingling in your hands and feet, I would urge you to get a blood test to check your B12 levels.”
A young woman is urging others to listen to their bodies after she was left feeling “exhausted” and sleeping for up to 22 hours a day due to a vitamin B12 deficiency.
Inge van der Plas, 29, from the Netherlands, was diagnosed with the deficiency four years ago after she started experiencing extreme fatigue.
Vitamin B12 is found naturally in certain foods including meat, poultry, fish, and eggs, and can also be taken as a supplement.