My 19 year old daughter started presenting with pins & needles in her arms and legs, fatigue and tinnitus when she came home after her first year at uni in June. Our GP at home immediately suspected B12 deficiency especially as when he looked on the system her level had been just below range the previous year (189 range 191 - 880). However, this time it came back at 193 so just in range and so the saga begins...
She was referred to a neurologist who did MRI and nerve conduction tests which luckily ruled out anything else but he refused point blank that she had ANY symptoms of B12 deficiency.
By now it is September and time for her to return to uni. Her GP there also thinks B12 is a waste of time & admits he doesn't understand properly but agrees to just one injection a month despite her asking for a loading dose until symptoms stop improving.
A week later I took her back to our local GP who agrees to one injection but no loading dose.
In absolute desperation we consulted a private GP who agrees or loading dose but just before he gave her the first one, and knowing she'd already had 2 injections in 2 weeks, he bizarrely took a blood test. This has now come back over 2000 so he's refusing to treat her.
I have written a letter to the practice manager at her GP at uni asking her to be treated as per BNF and nice guidelines but had no reply.
I just don't know where to turn now. Her symptoms are getting worse and she's in danger of having to drop out of uni. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.