I'm new here and desperately looking for some advice.
My Mum has recently been diagnosed with B12, vitamin D and potassium deficiency although a follow-up blood test indicated that her potassium levels had returned to normal following some dietary changes. The GP sent her to have a B12 injection 3 weeks ago and also prescribed high dose vitamin D tablets which she started taking on 4 days ago but so far there has been no improvement at all. She's been back to the GP but he was very dismissive and basically told her she'd need to wait for another B12 injection in 3 months time and tried to offer her antidepressants, suggesting it was all in her mind. She is low in mood and anxious but that seems to be primarily related to the physical symptoms she is experiencing which all fit with B12 deficiency; very low energy and fatigue, muscle aches and pains, sore tired eyes making it difficult for her open them for long periods of time, constipation, difficulties walking, poor concentration etc. She has significantly impaired vision as a result of a subarachnoid haemorrhage last year (which she was recovering well from until the onset of B12 deficiency) but has said her vision appears to have got worse over the past couple of months which fits with when the rest of the symptoms came on.
This is all completely new to us so I'd be so grateful for any advice you can give here. It's making her life a misery and she's so low in energy she can barely get out of bed let alone leave the house or do anything resembling a normal life. During a follow-up GP appointment last week she asked about having more frequent B12 injections but the GP was very dismissive and said it wasn't necessary as she does not have pernicious anaemia because her B12 levels were 218 and that below 200 is the cut off for PA. We're looking into the possibility of paying privately because she can't continue like this but have no real idea where to find someone with any expertise in this matter. Any advice at all would be gratefully received.
Thanks in advance!