Hi, I've just joined the PAS and am not sure about a few things. Briefly, I was told I was b12 deficient about 10 months ago. The GP hasn't ever explained or discussed it with me and I have no idea whether it is PA or not. The first time I was due my 3monthly shot I felt really rough and asked if I could get it earlier, the doctor (via nurse) said yes seeing as my initial levels were so low. Since then I've had to wait the 3 months. When I questioned it again due to symptoms (mostly depression and brain fog) my levels were tested, but when they came back 'fine' I was told to wait. Also, the doctor I saw on that occasion told me depression wasn't related to b12 deficiency. Since then I've turned to patches and recently sublingual tablets, which make a bit of a difference until close to the due date. My questions are: should I ask for a diagnosis, and how? What documents are available to take into the GP? How do I get access to the advice from a nurse on the site? Does anyone else on here have PCOS as well as PA/b12d?
Thanks in advance for helping me out!