for the past 10 months I have had pins and needles ( numb sensation) across the bridge of my nose and down the right side of my face. I also have severe neck pain at the back of my neck and down the right side into my shoulder. The doctor said it was sinusitis for which I have been prescribed antibiotics and nasal sprays both and referred me for physio for my neck which had no effect. She then prescribed amitriptyline for the nose, this also had no effect. When I told her that the had been a change to the sensation of heat when eating she suggested B12 deficiency ( it runs in my family my aunt and great grandmother had it). I had a blood test in December b12 level was 125, folate 3.2, she would not consider injections until my folate levels were in the normal range and prescribed 5mg folic acid. newyears eve I was diagnosed with diverticulitis. I had a repeat blood test 2 weeks ago my B12 had dropped to 94 and folate was >25 so was offered loading injections every other day for a week and then 1 every 3 months. I questioned this as I thought it should have been 2 weeks but she insisted a week. I had my 3rd injections yesterday and feel absolutely no different. When I expressed my concern she said could have vitamin d deficiency as well to come back next week for further blood tests. if my b12 is still low will offer me another week of loading injections. If my levels are ok she will refer my to a nuerologist. Surely this is a waiste of to have further b12 tests. Is 3 loading injections enough when should they have any sort of effect.
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