I'll try to be brief.
I have a longstanding history of Hashimoto's thyroiditis and have been on thyroxine for about 20 yrs.
I am a 53 yr old male.
In spring 2014 I took ill with exhaustion breathlessness depression etc. needed to spend much of the day in bed. Terrible clouded thinking. Not coping in work.
Went to GP in July and B12 was 93.
Had loading dose over two weeks. Felt much better.
Returned to work after 5 weeks sick.
Rang GP who said my B12 was 700 and she was not happy a three monthly jab would work for me.
I've been on monthly jabs since. All good so far.
But the GP who recommended monthly jabs has left the practice and my current GP doesn't think I have pernicious anaemia or even B12 deficiency. He puts my ongoing exhaustion down to stress of working in the NHS. Also lifestyle choice re alcohol consumption, lack of exercise and weight. (I have gained weight because I'm too tired to gym and swim!)
He wanted to step down my jabs to 2 monthly. Okay I agreed but as you don't the no there is a problem I asked to be referred to a haematologist.
This week a letter has come back from the GP saying he doesn't need to see me and I don't need treatment!!!
My GP now thinks I should step down to 3
Monthly jabs and is unconvinced I even need those.
He thinks maybe oral B12 should suffice. But I was taking multivitamins when my level was 93!!!
My last level
On monthly jabs was 700. I have agreed to have a 2 monthly then 3 monthly jab with baseline blood tests each time.
See where we go from there.
Talk about your life in their hands. It's woeful that two GPs can have such different views and approaches. And that a haematologist can make a declaration without even seeing you.
Sorry that want as brief as I had hoped it would be x