Hello, I’m 33, live in the UK and have just been diagnosed via a blood test. I am to have 6 b12 injections over two weeks then one every three months as a first goal.
The nurse is contacting me today to book my injections.
My dilemma is I have a fear of new medications/vitamins etc… it’s a genuine fear where I can’t seem to control my emotions and I end up crying, fast heart rate, getting hot etc.
I need to have these injections as I feel awful and am really looking forward to feeling better.
I have already researched and am logically aware it’s very unlikely I will suffer any bad/extreme side effects.
I guess what I’m asking is if anyone can please share their experiences on first injections…. What to possibly expect, any adverse reactions or very positive reaction? The more I can prepare myself mentally for a realistic experience the stronger I will feel mentally going into the first injection.
My husband will be coming with me for support.
I am also seeing my therapist for a booster session on controlling fear/anxiety when presented with the thing I’m fearful of 🤞
The ultimate fears I have about having the B12 injection is I will end up having a panic attack (let’s face it, absolutely no one wants that to happen) and that I will have a severe allergic reaction 🥲 logically I know this is a very unlikely scenario but I cannot shake my current head space.
If you got this far in my post, thank you so so much, any advice/tips/reassurances most welcome 🙏