After advice from your good selves and the b12 deficiency site I asked and after a bit of a fight because my last b12 test was 'in range' I managed to get blood tests done today for B12, Ferritin,Folate and MMA. I can't get my surgery to budge though on giving me b12 injections yet, even though I have had neurological problems for several weeks. My husband told the doctor that he is breaking N.I.CE. guidelines by not allowing me these injections but they refuse to treat me until the test results come back. Can anyone tell me how long an MMA test takes to come back, please? I cannot wait for weeks like this.
The pins and needles/burning in my legs is so bad , I cannot sleep and it's 24 hour pain that's scaring me now. I know I can buy the stuff to self-inject but I'm too scared of doing that myself and if I do that wont that mask a P.A. test if I needed one? I did ask for a test for that this time, as I have other autoimmune conditions closely linked to P.A. but presumably they don't think that's worth doing.
I've read so much about the need for treatment being started urgently if you have neurological problems and want to know how soon nerve damage can become irreversible . Can anyone enlighten me, please?