I have had a tingling sensation in the tip of my left index finger for 8 days, sometimes it spreads to the thumb and other fingers but is mainly in the index finger. I am worried it is a sign of a b12 deficiency. I've booked an appointment with the doctor for next week but was wondering if this was something anyone has had and they've found out they are low in b12?
Do you think it's worth getting b12 supplements before my appointment? The tingling is on and off but has not gone away fully. I normally wake up with it feeling really strong and as the day goes on it comes and goes. I thought it was carpel tunnel syndrome at first as my mum suffers from it but now I think it might be b12 deficiency since reading up on it online. I also had a burning/prickly heat sensation a few evenings ago over my body (mainly left side and back) when we had a really hot day in London, but I wasn't out in the sun that day, I was at work. It hasn't come back since but I also read that burning or prickling sensations are linked to low b12. I eat nutritional yeast fortified with b12 and cereals and milks fortified with b12 too but are they enough?
I've been a vegan for 7 months now and feel fine otherwise, not had any major problems up until now.
Any insight would be appreciated.
edit : I've also noticed a slight tingling in my right foot (toes)