For the last year I have suffered from numerous symptoms, including neurological (fuzzy, foggy head, pins and needles, stabbing pains, cold water feeling in my arms and legs) I became so frustrated at my GP surgery not getting anywhere that I payed for a private blood test. My folate and ActIve b12 came back 2.02 ug/L and 28.7 pmol/L respectively.
I took this to my GP and they did their own test as they didn’t recognise the Active B12 results. It came back at 178 pg/ml and she put me on cyanocobalamin supplements 50 mcg for 50 days as my pernicious anaemia test came back negative. I was having neurological symptoms at this time also. I knew they hadn’t worked as I was feeling even worse. She re-tested and came back at 180 pg/ml. They are refusing to give me a loading dose as my B12 isn’t low enough. This is despite me having neurological symptoms. I was in arguing with them today about it as I was at out of hours over the weekend and the doctor there was perplexed at why I hadn’t been given at least 3 loading doses. I brought this up with my GP and I was told I shouldn’t be listening to a doctor that has only met me once in his life. I am at my wits end as I received only 1 dose on Wednesday 12th 2020 and I’ve to wait another 3 months before the next one. I am in Glasgow, Scotland.