I am new to this site, so please bear with me. I am hoping someone can help with my issues. For the past 6 years or so I have been visiting my doctor with symptoms that I now know are symptoms of pernicious anaemia. I do have an underactive thyroid and appreciate that many of the symptom's are similar. I was tested for many things and last January (2015) was back seeing my doctor in desperation. She again took blood from me and in fact phoned me at my work the next day to say that I had Pernicious Anaemia. My blood level was 49 and my doctor said it was the lowest level that she had ever seen. She immediately started my on B12 injections and I had 5 injections over a 2 week period. Although it took a couple of weeks to really kick in I felt so much better, in fact better than I have felt in years. I was told the treatment was 1 injection every 12 weeks. I waited the 12 weeks although started going downhill after about 8 weeks. Had my injection and could not say I felt better. I started researching and discovered that the treatment was different if you have neurological symptoms which I definitely do and my doctor was aware of . I went back to see her and she agreed that I should be being treated for Pernicious Anaemia with neurological symptom's. She gave me another injection at that point. Again I did not feel a whole lot better like I did after the loading dose. I went back again to my doctor feeling just about as bad as I did before I was diagnosed. She agreed to give me another loading dose, this had the same effect as the first time and I felt so much better. However, after 8 weeks I had a single injection and 3 weeks on I feel once again that I am back to square one. What I would really like to know before visiting my doctor again is - I she giving me the correct treatment? I have been reading this site and it seems people are getting very frequent injections. According to my doctor 8 weekly in exceptional!!!.
I feel my next step has to be looking at self injecting. I have no idea how to about this but I am hoping somebody on this sight will be able to help.I would also like to know if I should tell my doctor this. I am sorry that this has been so longwinded, but any advice would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you in advance.