Hi, this is my first post, so apologies if it becomes a bit rambling!
I have been on B12 injections for 4-5years now, after being diagnosed following going to the GP with aching legs and fatigue. My GP was really thorough in her investigations and when the blood test results proved beyond her skill set she contacted a consultant haematologist for advice and guidance (saving me the wait for a hospital appointment.) I had the usual B12 loading and now have 3 monthly injections which have been effective in alleviating the symptoms. the 2 weeks leading up to the next injection I have always felt as though I need 'plugging -in' to be re-charged, and when I have the injection people at work dive for cover.
Recently though the injections have not had the same effect, I'm constantly tired, I'm forgetting words (not good when I'm delivering training!) and have constant lower back pain. I have the aching legs again - I don't know where to put them to get any relief.
I have been back to the doctors' (couldn't get in with my original GP) and have had blood tests done, and I go back for the results this afternoon. Here's where I need the advice: what questions should I be asking? What 'challenge' should I be giving? Should I be referring to Pernicious Anaemia ?