Hello fellow fibromites, As well as suffering from Fibromyalgia, I also suffer from peripheral neuropathy which affects my legs from my hips to my toes and my arms from my shoulders to my finger tips. I also suffer from CFS.
Today I received a letter from the Practice Pharmacist [not my GP] in which she has written ' Recently we have been reviewing our prescribing of Vitamin B Compound Strong tablets. It is no longer recommended that these are routinely prescribed as there is no evidence that they are of any benefit except in certain conditions....Therefore we will stop prescribing the Vitamin B Compound Strong tablets and will continue with Thiamine.'
I have researched this and found the following - '...Vitamin B-12 is necessary in human health for the formation of proteins and red blood cells, and for the functioning of the nervous system. It is vitally important in maintaining the health of the outer sheathing (protective covering, also called the myelin sheath) that surrounds nerve cells.' [ a lot of the myelin sheath on my nerves, as well as my nerves themselves, have been damaged beyond repair] and '...vitamin B deficiency. The effects of a vitamin B deficiency can include: swelling of nerves which can cause pain, tenderness or loss of function..'
Do you agree that I take this up with my GP as I do not think that the Pharmacist is familiar with me or my case [I have never met her] and therefore is in no position to make this judgement and stop my tablets.
Has this happened to anyone else?
Any help or advice you can give me would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks, S x