Ok, so bear with me on this one.
I've had fatigue starting in February, after months of horrible anxiety, panic attacks and despair. I had fatigue, brain fog, dizziness, weakness, sleepiness, felt like I couldn't focus well with my eyes. Better on some days, worse on some. In March I started having eye strain & tension headaches because I was squinting when concentrating and trying to stay awake.
I've seen an endocrinologist, ophthalmologist, psychiatrist - they all thought it's anxiety.
At the end of March, I tried taking a multivitamin pill* and 2h afterwards I immediately felt fine. Like I never had fatigue or brain fog or anything ever. I was just completely normal. In just 2h! I continued to take them for a week and although on some days I felt a tiny bit sleepy, the brain fog, weakness, fatigue were pretty much GONE.
Now I stopped taking the multivitamins and slowly I feel I'm getting fatigued again. I feel weaker and sleepier. I can't focus as well.
I am stumped. I mean, can taking 1 PILL take ALL MY SYMPTOMS away in just 2h? What vitamin does that? Or mineral?!
I thought maybe I had anemia but my pill has only 50% RDA iron and besides, it would take weeks for the body to make those red cells back, not 2h. Same with vitamin B12 deficiency anemia - am I right?
My boyfriend thinks it's all placebo but the effect was SO strong, so noticeable. I wasn't even thinking about having taken the pill and I just realized that I was feeling so awake and clear.
Do you have any idea which vitamin or mineral could've changed my state from fatigued, foggy and weak to JUST FINE in 2h?
Also, is it still possible that I have some cancer causing the fatigue if one pill cured my fatigue so fast?? Can it be still be a liver dysfunction? Because up until I started taking the vitamins, I thought some unidentified cancer* or maybe a liver dysfunction was causing my symptoms.
*My multivitamins contain: Vitamins A, B1, B2, Niacin, Pantothenic Acid, B6, Folic Acid, B12, C, D, E, K1, Biotin, Copper, Iron, Selenium, Magnesium (15% RDA), Manganese, Iodine, Zinc, Chrome, Molibden.
**I had blood tests done in Nov 2013, urine analysis in Feb 2014, had cervical MRI done that also captured most of my brain in Nov 2013, had thyroid testing done in Feb 2014, abdominal ultrasounds in Nov 2013 & Feb 2014.