Hi, I've not posted on here before, but was pointed in this direction from the thyroid board.
I've been off work for 5 months with what was suggested (but not officially diagnosed) by several doctors as CFS. Blood tests revealed a vitamin D deficiency which I've had treated, but nothing else was mentioned at the time. I've since found out my B12 and Ferritin are very low (216 in range of 211-990 and 22 in range of 15-290), so I had been self supplementing those. I finally managed to see a GP in my surgery that specialises in CFS, and she had prescribed me 5 loading doses of B12 as she wants my results to be up nearer the 2,000 mark. I have to say, it's a relief for someone to finally listen to me and reassure me in not a hypercondriac!
I had the first dose yesterday and there are a couple of things that I was wondering if they are normal? One was that the injection really hurt - not the needle, but the substance first going in. The nurse warned me, but in all the reading I've done, I can't say that I've seen this mentioned anywhere?
The second thing is that since having it, I've been even more wiped out that usual - I fell asleep on the sofa yesterday afternoon, and slept for an extra 2 hours overnight. I was expecting to be the other way and bouncing all over the place! Can anyone advise at all? Many thanks.