After finally convincing my dads GP to give him B12 injections with a blood test result of 400 and serious neurological problems including a deep depression and terrible side effects to anti depressants over the past year, he is finally getting back to himself!
He has had 5x injections over a period of 2 weeks and since injection 4 and 5 this week we have noticed a huge shift in his outlook to life. Also, he has stopped roaming the house at night unable to sleep and is now sleeping in his own bed without the anxiety issues he has had for 6 months!
Now the GP has organised a blood test in 10weeks with a view to giving him another injection at 3months.
I had supplemented him for 4 weeks on Jarrows Methylcobalamin 5000 prior to getting the GP to agree to the injections, then as soon as he started the B12 injections I stopped his lozenges for that period.
My question to the group is what to do next?
1) Should I ask for an earlier blood test to check his levels of B12?
2) Would the results be skewed anyway now so should I ask for a homocysteine serum blood test and/or an MMA urine test to confirm the B12 levels?
3) Should I continue with the B12 Methylcobalamin lozenges maybe at a lower dose (1000)?
4) Any further advice of things to do/ask/follow up from here?
Many thanks in advance