hi everyone, the Dr rang me on Friday and to be honest was very nice, he'd read that I'd been under a private consultant and I'd been prescribed metoject, I said that someone on here springcross had shared a link on how to use it and he sorted out the prescription, when I asked about the sharps bin, he said the chemist should give me one or ask the nurse for one at the doctors.
I mentioned that I'd asked a number of times for a copy of my blood test results for me to send to the consultant and I'd already filled in 2 authorisation forms, he said he'd let the lady who sorts the blood tests out know so fingers crossed I won't have any problems getting them now.
I also mentioned that I'd had this awful tingling feeling in both my feet and legs up to my knees, the best way to describe it was imagine a spring coil and when you pull it apart and let go it's the vibration that it gives, he saw that my b12 had been pretty low, I said that previously I'd been on 5mg of b12 and now I was only on 1mg twice a day, he replied that previously it was 0.5mg and that I was now on double that, I asked if I could increase it to 3mg a day which he ummed and arred about then said yes it should be ok as your body only uses what it needs, I'm to give it a couple of months and if no improvement get back in touch.
When I googled (I know :)) some of the symptoms of b12 deficiency were feeling sick, giddy & confused, I've had all of these including finding it difficult to put a sentence together and struggling for words, and just put it down to the other meds (MTX, Leflunomide, Hydroxy, Etoricoxib, Gabapentin) now I'm wondering if it's been low b12 in the main all along aswell as some side effects of the meds.
Anyway, back to the metoject, I asked the chemist about the sharps bin who said it should have been put on prescription but I could buy one, it was only £1.54 so no probs, I also asked if the metoject came with antiseptic wipes which it doesn't, they said it's fine to just inject without using one? does this seem right? does anyone else not use antiseptic wipes with no problem? I had to go back to the chemist today to pick up the remaining metoject pens and thought I'd rather be safe than sorry and buy some wipes, the chemist doesn't stock them! said I can get them online through amazon, that may be but I have to inject tonight so I'm not going to get any today.
Slightly anxious and nervous about using it for the first time so any tips very welcome, I wanted to inject my thigh first as none of the medication has had any effect on my hamstring and hoping that injecting there I may get some relief, probably a stupid assumption lol. I know you have to pinch the skin up and hold it for the duration of the injection but when I tried to do this last night as a practice run I couldn't get hold of the skin properly to hold it for more than a few seconds, I'd like to think it's because I don't have any fat on my legs could I be doing it wrong? I was trying the top of my thigh.
Thank you for any advice x