I would really appreciate some help as I have started to self inject again.
I started to self inject January 2016 as experienced severe confusion, had onset episodes of this, literally didnt know what I was doing. Blurred vision (night time vision worse), breathless, heavy legs (on and off) extreme fatigue, bloated stomach, no appetitie but when I ate a small amount I felt full up.
When I started, I was a different person, literally could run again, work, went to the gym, could walk, it was amsing!
But couldnt afford to carry on with injections so went to GP to tell him of my amasing findings, I felt that I needed to continue, had deteriorated since stopping.
He didnt take me seriously, put has hand over his ears when I was trying to tell him what i had been doing and that hadnt supplemented for 3 months. My levels were 2000, he was obvisouly worried and investigated further to see if liver, kidney etc were ok. All came back fine.
I went back again in January, all same symptoms except my legs have become very very heavy, dont feel part of my body. Still wouldnt give me injections, levels had gone down to 900.
Over the past few weeks my symptoms have come back with avengence so have scraped together enough money to see a private doctor locally who also treats my hasimotos. I started loading doses every other day until further improvement. However, my question is, as my NHS doctor has refused to give me any more blood tests (doesnt like the fact that I go in asking for certain tests) how will I ever know if my folate level is low? Hes never bothered to test this when testing B12 and I cant afford to have the test privately. Will it be okay to supplement with folic acid and how much would you all advise?