Hello everyone. I'm current undergoing loading doses- one more to go (6 of 6) next Tuesday. I'm awaiting the results of anti-intrinsic factor antibodies blood test. My last blood test apparently indicated my B12 level was "a bit low". A while after getting the blood test results, I started to feel really bad, went the doctors with a range of B12 deficiency symptoms and starting on loading doses . I feel like myself once again, not quite there yet but seems like I'm getting there.
Anyhow it was agreed that after loading I could keep having B12 injections at regular intervals. It seems like I am in slightly unusual circumstance as I havent been diagnosed with anything as such- so was told this would be for a year. Which I'm fine with- I have stomach issues- and am waiting for an endoscopy. Which when it eventually happens will hopefully provide an definitive answer - (I suspect its coeliac but who knows at this point.)
I've picked up a repeat prescription and found an unexpected extra repeat prescription form for Hydrocobalamin 1mg/1ml solution for injection ampoules, 1 ampoule use as directed.
Would I be expected to pay and collect the prescription for B12 then book in at the doctors for the injection? I guess I'll find out for next week but whilst I've become a proficient receiver of b12 injections (practice makes perfect). I can't say I'm too keen on injecting myself
I suppose doctors surgeries vary- but any insight into how this 'normally works' would be really helpful please.