Hi, I have just come from seeing a consultant haematologist privately who was shocked to find that my GP has prescribed weekly B12 injections. He was even more concerned when I explained that I was injecting myself... he said I could cause an infection!
My GP has been very good at allowing me to trial more frequent injections but now I fear he will go back to monthly jabs once he gets the consultant report through.
Heamatologist has said that he will diagnose pernicious aneamina as all else has been ruled out. i explained to him that I have had for 2 years a continual pain under my left shoulder blade that is apparently due to narrowing in my facet joint in my neck. This nerve pain did not respond well tonerve meds , acupuncture and steroid injections but since my b12 went low the pain which was continual disappeared. I told him that a few days after my injection the pain comes back but then goes my the end of the week so I thought it was due to by nerve function improving with the B12 jab. Obviously I don't want the pain but saw it as a clear sign that the B12 was affecting my nerve function. He said it would only ever effect peripheral nerve function and that this cannot be the case.
He wants me to wean my self off the frequent injections!
Came out if the room and burst into tears i feel like I am being treated as a hyperchondriac.
Please help and if anyone knows someone who really is an expert in this area that I could see in the Surrey area?