Anyone understand severe reaction to B12 injections and sublingual B12?
Hi, I've felt ill for years and extremely ill for the past year. Eventually in June 2012 I agreed to see a phychiatrist as my gp said there was nothing physically wrong with me and that I was suffering from major depression. I wasn't depressed. The phychiatrist said I wasn't depressed but did serum b12 test as I had symptoms of b12 deficiency including nerve problems . The test came back at 170 . I think then my gp did some sort of other blood test which showed that my red blood cells were normal. He said that he found it very hard to believe that I my symptoms were caused by b12 deficiency as I didn't have b12 anaemia. Eventually he agreed to the b12 shots. Five minutes after I had the first one I started shaking uncontrollably and had a terrible pain in my jaw and chest. It wore off after a couple of days. The following week after my injection I had the same reaction but much worse. I went back to my gp the next day. My blood pressure was high but he told me more or less that I had a mental health problem because a vitamin can't cause a reaction like that. I asked him a few days later to check my electrolytes. He did a blood test and said they were fine. The reaction wore off after a week and alot of my symptoms caused by low b12 improved for about three weeks. My gp refused to give me any more b12. I bought some jarrow b12 sublingual but even small amounts made me shake uncontrollably and it felt like I had tons of adrenaline. 6 weeks later I insisted I needed it looking into and he said he would so long as my b12 levels were still low. They came back at 400 so he won't treat it. 2 weeks later I became really ill. I saw another gp as mine was away and she said I have sjogrens syndrome. I probably do and it seems it can cause b12 deficiency. I have had a 3 month wait and will see a rheumatologist in 10 days and hopefully get some help. Once I've started seeing the rheumatologist I intend changing surgeries. I've pleaded with my gp over the last 6 weeks to change it to an urgent referal because I didn't feel that I would still be alive for the appointment but he said he couldn't. I have the worst phobia imaginable of hospitals otherwise I would have been in a and e numerous times. This is a huge problem because I couldn't face going when I really felt I was desperately ill after having the b12 injection. I'm sorry for the extremely long post but wanted to get as much detail in as possible Anyway anyone with an understanding of severe reactions to b12 or any other suggestions would be great. Thanks in advance and best wishes to everyone.