I've been suffering from B12 deficiency for 2 years. When I was first diagnosed my levels were 98. I was tested to see if I couldn't absorb or if it was just my diet and apparently I can absorb so I was prescribed 1 x 50mg (I think) of B12 tablets per day. (I eat loads of red meat and a fair amount of greens so I'm not sure how much I need to eat). I was tested and had levels of 155. I begged a different GP to my normal one to let me have a b12 shot. My normal GP then put my dose up from 1 to 2 tablets a day. After taking these for a month my levels went up to 225.
I then put my new prescription in at the beginning of June and I was sent a letter to say I don't need them any more and I should have another test in 3 months to check my levels. Since then I've had 1 episode of brain fog again, frequent ringing in the ears, a few shooting pains and last night the tremors have come back. This is the bit that bothers me the most, it makes me lethargic and I can't exercise. I can't do very much other than go to work, not function very well, then lie down after.
I've booked another blood test for next week which is a bit early but hey ho. I feel awful.
Does anyone know how to discuss this with the doctor. I'm sure he thinks I am a hypochondriac. He even sent me for x rays to try to explain the shooting pains as he said they weren't B12 related, even though I read online that they are. Are they? I'm contemplating asking to see a different GP. What if my levels are still around 225. Does this just mean I have to put up with it? I'm really fed up and I'm putting on weight because I am just too tired to exercise (I'm used to doing a fair amount of exercise so this is really out of character for me).