My GP is refusing to give me injections more than every 2 months, even though I am still really suffering with all symptoms in between time. I wrote to my practice manager and quoted and referenced guidelines and received a reply from my GP stating she had not heard of the treatment I spoke of (all I quoted was the bit about injections every other day until no further improvement). I am not sure how she can say she has not heard of it when I referenced NICE, BNF and BCSH. I am a student midwife and NICE is our bible - surely all medical professionals are told to keep up to date with this and read up if unsure how to treat something. If she had looked at the references I listed she would have seen what I was talking about. She has now referred me to the haematologist after my letter and states she will change my care if the haematologist states it needs doing - sadly the haematologist told her that I needed a max of 3 weeks of loading doses and if that did not improve my symptoms then those symptoms are nothing to do with my pa (no talk about investigating what is causing them though). It is annoying me that my neuro symptoms are worsening and the GP does not care. If things continue to worsen I could find myself unable to practice a s a midwife (numb hands and being in a wheelchair will make it impossible). How can completely wrecking people's lives by refusing to treat be part of the job description of a GP
I also mentioned my son's symptoms and that his serum B12 was within parameters but his mma and homocysteine need measuring and nothing has been said about that - they have ignored all comments about my son in the letter. Today I am booking an appointment to see another GP with him and will have the guidelines with me when I go.
I am not taking sublingual treatment because I do not want to skew my levels before seeing the haematologist and gastro (and have heard so many people say they are rubbish). I will not order B12 injections online because hubby has refused to accept that I can get them from a recommended pharmacy and states I do not know what I am injecting myself with if it was ordered online. This means I am completely reliant on the care of my GP which should not be a bad thing, but sadly is. Hubby has even been dreaming he has sued the practice for wrecking my career. He knows I am scared that I am going to have my career cut short - I have waited 27 years to do this degree and am looking forward to having the career I have always wanted.
I really do not understand why doctors are so unwilling to accept the treatment their patients need - it would save money in the long term because they will not be referring to specialists and having to see the patients so frequently themselves if they treated it correctly (and will avoid litigation for refusal to treat). I also asked my surgery to allow me to self inject and they sated it was too difficult (hello student midwife - I give IM injections all the time) then told me drawing up in the community I not permitted).
We looked at going private but were told by others that have tried it that it is a waste of time because you see the same drs but just pay for the privilege).
What needs to happen before the medical profession wake up to the facts?