I had a GP appointment on 15th Jan. He reluctantly agreed to start me on B12 injections for a month (one a week) although he doesn’t think I’m deficient.
The receptionist couldn’t get me in until 8th Feb for my first so I had decided to self administer the shots and ordered everything I need.
I’ve now (after complaining) got an appointment for tomorrow morning for my first injection and then every week after for a further 3 weeks I’m then due a ‘review’ even though doc hasn’t requested and blood tests or referrals.
I’ve joined the PAS and have read that guidelines state loading shots of every two days for the first two weeks then spaced out after this initial treatment.
My question is...as I’ve ordered them anyway shall I ask the nurse tomorrow if she can teach me how to do it (fairly confident it wouldn’t be a problem anyway as I’ve watched loads of videos on it) and go to the surgery for my weekly shot and do the others in between at home?
Keep my mouth shut and just self inject the extra? The only issue with this is that I’m not helping others if these professionals think the shots they’re providing are enough when in fact it needs to be carefully tailored to individuals.
If they don’t authorise it do I do as they say and have it weekly at the surgery and then complain it’s not enough (if it isn’t)
My symptoms are ~
Extreme fatigue. In bed all day most days. Never feeling refreshed after 8-10 hours sleep)
Pins and needles -arms, hands, feet
Blurred eyesight when reading
Skin rashes (dry skin)
No energy to perform any tasks. A shower a day is the extent of my ability.
Brain fogs/confusion/can’t organise thoughts or find correct words.
Hot and cold flashes
I’m 41. Previously very active, resigned from my job as a police officer two years ago because I couldn’t cope with the shifts with my symptoms. Self employed now but can’t work at the moment obviously. Numerous doctor visits have all said depression previously. Although I know it’s not that. I’m depressed because I’m frustrated that I’m unwell and no one is believing me.
Previous blood result said 190 for B12 which raised to 530 after taking B12, Vit D And Iron tablets for a month. (Doc said I’m now in range and not deficient/anaemic)
I’ve previously, in my first post on here had lots of helpful information, so thank you for that.