So I just had another appointment with a different GP. It was a very difficult consultation. I gave him my notes on medical history, symptoms and info on B12 deficiency. He scanned it and then went through all of my bloods, saying they were normal. He said something very derogative about the place I live with regards to low folic acid levels to 'KFC diets'! I bit my tongue and said I have only just moved back into the area. My folic acid is good (according to range anyway). He then broached the subject of anxiety and said i exacerbate stress and anxiety - If only to look at me! I wasn’t happy when he suggested this as I felt like he was implying I was imagining the symptoms. HOWEVER he is not wrong when he says I have issues with mental health. I have in the past suffered with depression (approx. 12 years ago) and I am under a lot of stress at the moment and have noticed my anxiety levels increase… so he has a point. However, aren’t they closely related, similar symptoms? And although my bloods don’t show I am deficient I am low... surely. He offered me anti depressants- I quickly said no thank you .
Anyway he said he will help me rule out things, sending me got Vit D test and a CT scan to see if there any neurological issues ( really don’t think there will be but we discussed my high Prolactin levels)
Despite the difficult parts, he did listen and I was in there for at least 30 minutes.
So nearer to the end I broached the discussion about ranges and how they vary and could it be possible that I am one of those people that doesn’t function on 275. He said there is ‘limited truth’ in that and then offered me a B12 injection! Just like that. Now I’m not naïve as to thing that one injection will make it better but I now have a dilemma.
I go back and say oh no nothing changed I still have symptoms and he says oh dear it cant be B12 then or I say oh yes I feel better, brilliant and he might say ‘ ah well one injection cant possibly make you feel better it must have been a placebo effect.
Sorry – it’s a bit of a ramble but it was a very odd consultation! I can post full results if needed.