I see from many posts that recovering from B12 deficiency is not a linear process of just getting better. I am certainly experiencing this and am increasingly confused and alarmed by it.
When I started my B12 loading doses I had only just started getting a mild neuropathy in my hands, and interestingly in my mouth. My loading doses were not perfectly administered as I realised I needed them quickly and had a 2 week holiday booked. I had the first week of every other day, went away, came back and had another week. I started on a third week but these loading doses were more spaced out as I felt very agitated after them (I assumed as my B12 levels were getting high). I went on to 2 monthly feeling that my neurological symptoms had been alleviated, but some symptoms returned before the 8 week mark (not the neuropathy). I had the next injection and after this the neuropathy returned, as well as tingling/pins and needles all over my body. This didn't go so I had another injection after 3 weeks. This didn't improve anything, in fact it made me feel agitated again like I had done at the end of my loading doses. Two weeks on from that injection I now feel very anxious, really tired and a bit off balance, with tingling still in hands feet and all over.
I really don't know what to do. I don't think I can stand another dose of B12 yet (was going to wait 4 weeks), but I fear that if I don't my neurological symptoms won't get better. I had been feeling great, despite some tingling, but now I don't even have any energy. Could this just be the healing process or things getting worse? I believe neurological symptoms and anxiety like to hang on for a while, but really this long (it has all in all been 5 months)?
Sorry for the long post. But really I don't know where else to get any help on this. My GP is great but this is also new to her. Any advice or experiences welcome.