Following my low b12 I was prescribed loading injections of which I have had three and starting to feel a lot better! Hurrah!!!
However I had a call from a GP today to say they requested further testing and my intrinsic factor has come back as normal, therefore they believe the cause to be dietary and because of this I have no need for the injections and can just take supplements instead.
Now, I have insisted that I complete the course of injections because they have made me so far feel a lot better, to which she agreed I could. I have also made an appointment to see in person the original GP that prescribed the injections because he seemed to be a bit more aware.
I did tell her I have only been vegetarian and vegan for a year and was supplementing with fortified foods, therefore was unlikely to be dietary, but she went quiet and didn't seem to be able to offer any further advise. Basically she wanted to withdraw the current course of injections and any further injections.
My appointment with the doctor is on 26th - I would really like to go with some verified research about testing, diagnosis and treatment.
My main concern is breast feeding a baby with b12 deficiency and the harm that could cause.
Any links to any verified research that I could print off and take with me would be most grateful.
Thanks a lot! Hope you are all feeling well