Having had my bloods done (following great advice on here about getting my iron levels checked) we discovered I needed vitamin b12 injections and folic acid tablets.
The injection regime was to be one a week for 3 weeks then once every 3 months. After the 3rd week I noticed I was getting these very bad hypnic jerks (see previous post by me), and one evening it was that bad I ended up ringing NHS111, went through a full telephone assessment and got told to ring my doctor the following morning.
As expected I was unable to get a doctor appointment (the NHS really is in a mess) when I rang, but was offered the Advanced Practice Nurse...I'd met her before and had been impressed by her knowledge and explanations.
I'd managed to record one of these "jerks" from the night before, and she explained that it was due to the lack of b12 (not as the quack had said...stress related) and I'd feel better after injection number 6. A quick calculation in my head took that to February next year...and I asked if there was anything that I could do over the next 8 months or so to help with these symptoms.
The puzzled look she gave me was something I'll not forget in a long time...it turned out I should have had 3 injections a week for 2 consecutive weeks!!! So guess who's rather upset with his quack?! We go to see them and put our trust in them...then they f*** up big time.
As much as I dislike injections, I've got 3 next week and something to look forward to...I'll put up with these severe "jerks" for 7 more days.