Well, after all the hassle trying to get to see my doctor, I had an appointment today. Thanks to all the information on this website I was able to put my case forward in a strong and informed way. I do not have PA and doc says my levels of 550 were fine (not so after loading doses). I showed her photos of the red lesions (kinda like bruises but red) on my legs (mostly left leg) which fade slowly and don't go yellow & blue like bruises do. I saw a pic of these somewhere on a B12 deficiency site but can't find it again. She is completely perplexed by these and is going to find out what they may be.I also told her I am not happy to be having the tingling, burning in my feet and hands,2 numb toes, staggering,exhaustion (& memory loss that I was experiencing previous to my loading doses). She was very good, as it turns out, because I was able to quote the NICE guidelines re neurological symptoms. She looked them up and said she hadn't been aware these symptoms had been so bad. (I had been to anoother doctor in this practise 3 years ago with the same symptoms .She put me on blood pressure tablets saying this would help the freezing cold/tingling,painful feet & hands ! I went back after a couple of months and said they weren't helping, so she just took me off them & that was that !). I asked her nicely if she would be interested in reading " Could it be B12 ?" and asked me once again what it was called. I genuinely think she will read this as she said her dissertation had been on B12 as a student. Hopefully one doctor might be educated on this subject, as she gave me the classic line "we don't want to give you too much". All credit to the woman....she gave me an injection this afternoon, has booked me in for another next week, then monthly for a while to see how things go...RESULT !. I genuinely can't thank you all enough for your support and encouragement to sit and give the facts to my doctor and insist on treating my symptoms and not the score. Maybe my mind won't desert me now either as I was forgetting so much to the point where it was really worrying me. x
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