Hi, i have been unwell for the past year or so and was recently diagnosed with an inflammatory bowel disease. Apart from the gastro symptoms i have also had (amongst other things) chronic fatigue, achy muscles and a feeling of being weak alot of the time especially when just trying to perfom normal house hold tasks for example. 5 months ago pins and needles and numbness started in both feet,legs, hands, arms and neck it is constant 24/7 to various degrees. It reacts badly to heat and flares badly. For the past 6 years i have suffered with chronic dizziness/vertigo, brain fog etc. I was diagnosed with migraine associated vertigo.
Although my b12 total serum was 434 when last tested my gp this week has said maybe i have mal absorbtion of b12 and has prescribed injections to see if it helps with the fatigue,achiness, pins and needles etc.
I live in Spain, the active b12 test is not available to my knowledge and my gp didnt seem to be aware of active/inactive b12.
I found this forum last night and have been reading about the loading dose. I am just having injections once every 2 weeks, no loading dose.
So my questions are, how long does the injected b12 take to absorb and be used and how long does it stay in your system? Do you think my dosage level will have any impact at all?
Also, i will be going to London in December, i would have had 3 doses by then. Does anyone know a good private doctor that could help me? Would it be worth it me having the active b12 test done?
Is there anything else i should know
Thanks for listening and i hope to hear from you.