I've been battling with my doctor about my B12 injections, I have PA, my levels were 112, I had my 6 loading injections and was told I would need them every 3 months, well the neurological symtoms are still there, I've been back and the doctor did another blood test, which I said to him I hoped he would use that to check my B12 levels, as I take B12 sublingualy, so any B12 tests wouldn't be accurate.
Low and behold he told me that my B12 was within 'normal' levels and my iron was on the low level and I was to just buy iron tablets over the counter for 6 weeks.
I politely explained that my levels wouldn't be normal and that I still had neurological symtoms, he said he didn't want to increase my injections from every 3 months as I could overdose, with another deep breath I told him that I wouldnt OD as B12 is a water soluble vitamin and what my both didn't store it would excrete, I went on about B12 being used in high doses on patients being exposed to radiation, he was speechless and agreed to injections every 2 months and promptly gave me an injection there and then.
Anyway I'm going back on Monday to see another doctor to insist that I am referred to a neurologist, I have recently passed out in the cinema.
My question here is, I've had my teenage daughters tested for B12 deficiency and they have come back with levels of 240 and 425, my daughter with the level of 250 has been prescribed antidepressants, my thinking is her levels are low, should she be on a loading dose of B12 instead of antidepressants at this stage???