Ok, so in January I was diagnosed with a deficiency in Vitabin B12, the doc tells me that I don't have PA that I just don't absorb vb12. I'm ok at the moment but know it will be closing in on me again soon and want to explore options before it does.
I can see that there is a lot of info here, and I'm sure my queries / ramblings have been covered elsewhere but if anyone can help I would be very helpful as this is all new to me and I'm still trying to figure it out.
The stories of NHS being very rigid in terms of 12 weekly injections are well documented here and I want to see if anyone has experience in private options as I certainly won't have time to argue with my doctor before my next 'cycle' is up which coincides with a stag-do I have spent lots of money on that I don't want to feel rubbish for... I've only been round one cycle and just under 10 weeks was when I hit the wall again. I managed to get to the docs for my medicine the next week but got slightly told off by the nurse and was told it had to be 12 weeks.
I've called Bupa who advise me that they don't offer B12 injections...
I'm waiting on a call back from others, but want to check peoples private experiences here, if anyone can / is willing to help??
Questions are -
- Can you get injections done privately at more frequent intervals than 12 weeks?
- Any idea on cost?
- Any ideas on if they would be willing to inject with the Methylcobalamin 'version', which as I understand it is more active / better than the Hydroxocobalamin 'version' that the NHS prescribe
- Any idea on what sort of evidence a Private firm would want to see? Would they want to see my blood test where it was diagnosed or would my repeat prescription do the job?
- If anyone has any other words of advice I would be greatful!!
As I say I'm sure when private firms get back to me I will be (marginally) enlightened, but any help would be appreciated.
If I have to stick with 12 weeks then I can see my skiing holiday booked for Christmas 2016 being a waste of time!