I wonder if anyone can give me some basic info/advice?
I was diagnosed with B12 deficiency in June 2013 when I had a serum B12 test . I had mentioned to doctor about extreme fatigue (falling asleep in afternoons) and pins and needles/numbness coming and going in my face and hands and wasn't sure if it was my Type 2 Diabetes causing it so as part of my routine Diabetic review I had theSerum B12 test done, and with a result of 131 was told I was B12 deficient. I was put on the standard loading doses and have been having the 12-weekly injections since.
However, I don't seem to feel any benefit when I first have the injections and I'm still really fatigued and still have the pins and needles coming and going. Just for info,My B12 levels seem to be around 400 about a week or two before I am due the next injection.
I'm due to have my next Diabetic bloods/b12 taken soon but, prior to that, I've made a Doctor's appointment (to discuss other things).
I would like to ask, can anyone explain how the injections work?
What type of B12 does the NHS use and is it the best one?
if you have the injections, does it bypass your digestive system so any possible problem with poor absorbtion or conversion wouldn't matter?
Any ideas why I don't feel the benefit?
I'd like to be a bit more informed when I go to Doctor, in case I might want to ask for any different tests that may possibly be relevant.