I have tested positive for Intrinsic Factor, with B12 at so called normal 348, G.P `trialled` 1 B12 jab with expected zero effect on symptoms ( physical & neurological ).
Went back to G.P who asked what I wanted him to do - I stated request for loading doses, G.P said this practice gives 5 weekly jabs over 5 weeks to load ?!
I asked about Homocysteine and it`s relation to Heart Disease ( have had 3 heart attacks ,needing angioplasty and total of 5 stents last 7 years, even tough cholesterol controlled with statins ) , and went armed with downloads from Nice, NHS Direct, B12 .org., P.A S., etc., but he showed no interest in my info.
I have 1 more `loading ` dose next week, then have a blood test to re-check for I.F.A and B12 the following week.
I have since written a letter enclosing my downloads re correct treatment protocols, politely asking why my Surgery does not follow said guidlines ( no reply yet ).
Can anyone advise if I can get my Homocysteine checked via NHS, or how to get privately ( and probable cost ).
I did ask my G.P if my history of Heart Disease could be related to my long standing P.A. symptoms and recent positive test, and he said possibly.
age 61, living in U.K