I posted before Christmas but I would like some further advice: a blood test showed I was very slightly low in B12; I'm not vegetarian, I eat a fairly normal British diet. But I did take omeprazole for several months (this can inhibit your ability to absorb b12), I stopped this in November, and the blood test showing low b12 was taken in early December.
With the above in mind, my GP wanted to see if my b12 could be boosted with tablets, rather than start on injections straight away when i might not need them. So she prescribed 50mcg cyanocobalamin, to be taken twice daily, with a blood test at the end of January to see if this has helped. Fair enough.
However I did purchase Jarrow Methyl B12 1000mcg lozenges (as recommended here) just as a precaution, in case I suddenly got much worse over Christmas. But I haven't taken them yet.
But I've been feeling quite a bit better, I have continued to take the tablets from the doctor, and began to put it out of my mind. Unfortunately the pins and needles came back last night, although they've now gone. I've been feeling really weak and fatigued this morning, and the ringing in my ears seems to have come back. Although I don't feel as bad as I did before starting the cyanocobalamin supplements.
So: am I just having an off-day, and need to be patient as I may feel ok again tomorrow? Can you have dips during recovery?
Or do I take a few of my 1000mcg lozenges, to see if this perks me up? I'm wary of starting the lozenges, as obviously this will really boost my b12 levels, and would then show a far higher b12 reading when I have my blood test, which could mislead my GP into thinking the 50mcg tablets have done the trick, therefore making her think I don't need injections?
My other question - are high dosage tablets just as good as injections?
Thanks in advance if anyone can help.