I had an appointment with a haematologist yesterday, I had MMA and homocysteine tests in November. Homocysteine came back normal but MMA came back abnormally low, so this is being repeated in April. She said that she couldn't increase my injections as "B12 contains cyanide, which can build up in your body!" I bit my lip as in the next breadth she said that she wouldn't stop my 3 monthly jabs though.
As she doesn't think my memory loss/foggy head, pins and needles and numbness in my feet have nothing to do with low B12 she has written to GP for referral to a neurologist. More money wasted! I feel that if GP'S could handle B12 deficiency, understand the symptoms and realise that everyone is different it would probably save a lot of money and time!
I find it so frustrating, especially when I first went to GP and described my symptoms as he called me in because of blood results, macrocytic anaemia, low folate,low iron and of course low B12! He look puzzled at my list of symptoms and as I knew nothing about B12 deficiency (I now know that neither did he!) he kindly printed off a fact sheet about it. The NHS choices page listed all my symptoms! I've seen a cardiologist, gastrologist, haematologist and now being referred to a neurologist! All I ask of my GP is to follow guidelines and increase my injections!
Rant over (for now anyway)!