I wrote recently that a nurse i opened up to about my self injecting and why i had started doing that had said that . 'you do realize that we cant give you the 3 monthly injection now!'
Following on from that: Today i saw a Doctor in the practice about an infected ear but thought i should bring up the whole subject of how i am ; what im doing ; what the nurse said; and about the nerve surges etc. I gave a very abrieviated form cos of time constraints. I said ' you know i have Pernicious Anemia, then told him i what i had told the nurse and that she had said they cant inject me any more. He said thats right because what im doing is considered SELF ABUSE!!!!
I said what? Even tho its a vitamin, any one self injecting in this country (uk) has to have a medical pass to be able to do that , as in the case of diabetics.
I explained briefly that i started doing that in desperation last year as i felt myself deteriorating with nerve surges and memory problems and felt no one would help me.
I had thought i might get a bad reception from the doc for saying all this, but to be honest my main aim was to get a good blood test with an aim to finding out what is wrong. He , (without me asking) said i need to have blood tests done to test for deficiencies etc and see him in 3 weeks. i was relieved at that tho he was in some shock. i managed to say what i needed to say. i said good about the tests and that something was blocking the b12 and or something else was wrong. He said 'yes'.
So , the upshot is , i knew that i would get some grief for being honest but i need help. So, hopefully i can find out what the heck is wrong even tho it was not a nice experience to be called a self abuser.
Could someone please translate the tests he is sending me for please and let me know what some are aimed at finding?
B12 + Folates, bone profile, ferritin, FASTING LIPIDS, FREE T4, GLUCOSE (FASTING), LFT'S , FBC & ESR, TSH, U +E, VITAMIN D
thanks in advance