Hi everyone, hope you can help with this one!
I was diagnosed with B12 deficiency back in 2015, had my loading doses then continued to have injections every three months. The injections would wear off after about 8 weeks. When I went back to the GP to ask if I could have them more often they refused, as my bloods came back at >1000. The locum I saw even put a rather nasty note on my patient record saying I was "hysterical", complaining of flamboyant symptoms - basically branding me a hypochondriac!
As a result I've continued with the 3 monthly injections, but have supplemented myself with sublinquals and patches in between, which have really helped (I don't want to start self injecting unless I absolutely have to).
I had my last injection in early December, then found out I was pregnant. The GP I saw to confirm my pregnancy told me I had to stop the injections as they could harm the baby (really?!) So I am well overdue my injection and have stopped my own top ups. All I've been taking is Pregnacare for the folic acid and vitamin D, which I'm also deficient in (the gp told me to keep taking the vitamin D!)
I am now 11 weeks pregnant, and signed off work for two weeks because I cannot function! I am exhausted, sleeping for 12 hours a night (and napping during the day) getting very out of breath on slight exertion, but most of all I have to lay down for most of the day because I feel so dizzy!
I went back to the GP to get my levels tested again, and my B12 level is now around 350. This is supposedly in normal range, therefore as far as the GP is concerned, no further action needs to be taken. But surely if my level was over 1000 a year ago when I was having the injections, but has now dropped so much I should still be having them? Especially as I am going to use more B12 now I'm having a baby?
I don't know what to do, I'm worried I will get accused of hypochondria again if I go back to the GP and ask for injections.