So I've just come back from my GP appointment and I utterly and completely hate the fact that I ended up in tears of frustration. Every single point I made was more or less dismissed. I took along the BCSH guidelines for treatment of cobalamin and folate disorders *with the relevant points highlighted*, made the point that I wake up in pain in my legs most nights and can't feel the skin on most of my left thigh until I move, in which case it feels like the muscles are tearing and yet, and all he could say is my levels were "normal". FFS. After a heated discussion (!) he has agreed to test my B12 levels himself (doesn't trust Blue Horizon results) and if they come back normal (which they will) he's talking about referring me to a neurologist. But still won't prescribe the injections. Says he "can't". He wasn't apparently willing to look it up in the BNF. So I said that realistically then, if the results come back normal and he refers me, I'm looking at least 3 months before getting any treatment. He agreed and said that he felt I was "barking up the wrong tree".
And another mark in the "don't trust what you read on the internet" camp. I did put him straight on that but, as usual, he wasn't listening.
Time to trawl the forum to source the injections for myself.
I'm tired, disappointed, frustrated and very very angry. Not necessarily in that order.
Rant over. Thanks for listening