After a long fight to get my doctor to see that I am not a neurotic 'stressed and depressed' woman, but that I am actually physically ill, I though that a positive IF and parietal cell result would be the start of a course of injections to start me on the road to recovery.
I was wrong. My doctor gave me one B12 injection and told me to come back every three months for another.
I made many appointments, pleaded, showed guidelines, pointed out my neurological symptoms, but it all fell on deaf ears. Instead of treating my symptoms, the serum B12 of 250 was the only thing that they could see – I didn't need aggressive treatment, I wouldn't get symptoms with a level like that!
I felt lost, abandoned and felt awful, both physically and emotionally.
I realised that the only way that I was going to feel better was to inject myself, so I bit the bullet and bought some supplies and ampoules.
I've been looking at those little vials for a week, trying to summon up the courage. This morning, I did my first jab. It wasn't nearly as bad as I expected, in fact I barely felt it.
I just want to say thank you to this forum for giving me the courage to treat myself. I would much rather that it was in my doctor's surgery, but it is obvious that that will not happen.
I just wish that doctors would open their eyes to P.A and give people the proper treatment, follow the guidelines and not leave them in limbo, feeling ill, until their next 3 monthly jab, or even worse, not let them have the jabs at all.
I hate to think of those thousands of people who are dragging themselves through their lives, either untreated or inadequately treated through the ignorance of doctors.
I'm sorry for the long post but I just felt that I needed to say it, to get out the frustrations of the last years, and to clear the way to a better future.
Forum members, I salute you, today and always.