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Wonder if someone can help.
I had a blood test 2 weeks ago that threw up a B12 deficiency. The level showed well below the normal levels, and was 107
The first Doctor rang me about it and told me i had to start a course of 6 injections, plus take folic acid.
Rang my own Doctor, and she confirmed i would need the 6, loading dose. I asked could it be the Lanzaprazole I was taking, she said no.
I went for first injection last Friday, and 2 nurses were present, one of them lead nurse, and they asked me some symptoms, the proceeded to give me first injection, telling me to make appts every two days until i had the 6.
2nd injection, same nurse, no lead nurse, and everything fine.
3rd injection today, different nurse, no lead nurse. This nurse tells me i dont need loading dose, as it had only shown low level once (that makes difference?)
i queried it as 2 docs and 2 nurses had said i need loading dose.
Nurse calls in same lead nurse that was there on first injection, and she tells me, no loading dose, come back in 3 months, but we will give you todays injection. Its protocol, to do this, is what she says.
i queried the fact that she had not said anything at first injection, and that not one but two doctors had said i need loading dose.
Its protocol is all she said, so i wont get any more injections for 3 months.
i know that I have had lots of symptoms, although didnt know why at the time.
Now I am totally confused, and worried, and dont know how 2 nurses can over ride what 2 docotors have said.
Please help, if anyone can give me some insight
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