Hello,I’m new here. I’ve just been diagnosed with a B12 deficiency (levels of 75) after some blood tests. I initially went to the GP complaining that I hadnt been feeling myself for a few months- physically exausted, very achy, a bit depressed, nausea etc. I thought it was probably just side effects from my hormonal birth control but she wanted to run some blood tests and it turns out i’m B12 deficient.
Anyway, the Dr said to book in for the loading doses, 1 every other day for 2 weeks, however when I spoke to the surgery to book this they can’t fit me in until the 12th August. I’ve been reading up on B12 since then and I’ve scared myself thinking the wait could lead to permanent nerve damage. I’ve had mild pins and needles on and off for a while, and my balance has been a bit bad but I hadn't thought anything of it until I started reading about the B12 deficiency. Now I realise that they could be connected.
Did anyone else have to wait a few weeks before starting the loading doses- is that normal? Or should I be pushing harder to get them sooner. I’m not sure any amount of me complaining will get it booked in sooner (as my GP surgery is notoriously slow and rubbish) but now I have worried myself.