I was first diagnosed with PA 16 years ago at the age of 35. I was on 3 monthly injections until approx 2 years ago when I persuaded my GP that I was finding it extremely difficult to last out the final 4 weeks. I have a very demanding job and an almost 2 hour commute each way into central London 5 days out of 7. On one of my last visits to my GP for my injection he insisted that I go for a blood test before the next was due. When i went back to discuss the results he started blathering on about how i had enough levels of B12 to last me 2 years and that I should try & "last out" until approx 10 weeks preferably going back to 3 monthly injections. He then said something that totally confounded me in that a person could have "too much B12 and that it was bad for me"! i asked him somewhat tongue in cheek if that meant that i no longer suffered from PA and was I cured?? My next (8 weekly) injection is due next week and I have duly made an appointment but I suspect that my GP will no doubt chastise me for not at least trying to "last out".
It is really interesting to find that other PA sufferers in the UK also have to put up with this level of treatment by the medical profession for what is after all an extremely debilitating illness.
Oh and another thing, does everyone else agree that it is disgraceful that the vitamin itself is not exempt from prescription charges in England?