Could someone help me with a question about b12 injections for my dad.
After finally convincing his GP that he needed injections, and his mother had pernicious anaemia, he will not allow monthly injections, despite the psychiatrist recommending it for 3 months to re-assess his neurological condition after that time.
In the meantime i have sent him Jarrows 5000mg b12 lozenges. This has shown on bloods as having a result of 2000. Today the surgery refused to give him his 3-monthly b12, which was actually 4 months because we have been fighting to get monthly jabs (and obvs failed! ).
My dad has been crying on the phone today, so needing his next jab.
My question is, how relevant are the bloods if you are supplementing, how near are they to giving an idea about the actual levels?
Would it be better to get a private active b12 blood test done?
His homocysteine was borderline and intrinsic factor was high before they agreed to give b12 injections.
The b12 lozenges help him with the anxiety but it is not enough to resolve the deeper neurological issues.
Thanks for any advice