Hi all. I got my blood test results back on 1st June and started loading injections the following day. B12 at 94, everything else apparently ok
Blood test was requested by one of GPs after I made appointment due to tiredness, fog, balance issues, pins and needles. Family history of pernicious anaemia with maternal great aunt.
GP was running late so didn't get chance to go through all symptoms which i'd written down as memory not great (I'm a 46 year old female).
Called following week for results and told by receptionist what I needed to do - one of doctors had written prescription - and booked me in with nurse.
Nurse printed out some info on B12 and said I should feel better soon after I told her I didn't even know what my level was when I went for first injection
Just finished today - no improvement in balance, pins and needles, burning feet, fog etc
Asked to see a GP who suggested I needed counselling - explained no one had talked to me about deficiency or other symptoms. She told me it was my diet so maybe look at that - explained I eat meat, fish, eggs, dairy etc - she came back with well I don't see what else it could be. Told her about great aunt (again) - now I've been referred for PA tests but she won't continue the injections despite no improvement
I thought I had a good surgery because they acted so fast - now I feel diminished and a 'problem' because I'm asking questions
I'm lucky that I get private healthcare through my employer do I'm going that route to speed up referral to specialist, but what if that shows up as being nothing wrong? Where do I go from here? I just feel so worthless and as if I'm making a fuss about nothing
Sorry this is so long and thanks for staying with it if you made it to the end