I was told by my doctor last week that I have B12 deficiency. I have been booked in for 3 injections over 3 weeks to be followed by injections every 3 months thereafter for the rest of my life. At the time I was just happy that he'd found a potential cause of my symptoms that I didn't think to ask any further questions (such as why am I b12 deficient).
I went to the GP with the following symptoms: lack of energy, frequent daily bouts of exhaustion, lack of motivation, aching joints, inability to remain focused, "clouded" thinking, depression, anxiety. These symptoms have been progressively getting worse over the last 4 years (maybe longer).
My first injection is this Friday.
I am posting now as I have numerous questions and don't know where else to get the answers.
What can I expect over the next 6 months?
Do the injections work? If so how quickly?
What else can I do, other than the injections, to feel better?
What information should I request from my GP?
What if I don't feel better???
Before last week I knew very little about B12 deficiency, other than B12 may help with dementia. Any help or advice any of you can give would be very much appreciated.
Thanks in advance,