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Hi all, I have had low ferritin for five years (that's another story) but recently asked my GP if she would test my B12 too as this has never been done and I know the symptoms of anaemia are similar to deficient b12. Reluctantly she agreed! My test came back and I was told it was normal. I have had dizziness, fatigue, blurred vision, poor night vision, brain fog and depression now for five years. My ferritin was as low as 5 at one point and my GP still wouldn't refer me for IV iron or injections.
Something told me to ring up and ask for my actual b12 result and I was told it was 290. I realise this is on the scale but from what I have read I believe it is low. Given that my symptoms have been with me so long now and I have reached a real low point I am considering asking my GP for injections. I know she will probably say no, she makes me feel like I'm a total moron and like I am going mad. She just says I'm on the scale so shouldn't worry. But I can't not worry, I feel ill every day, some days I can't get up, I can't drive anymore because of the dizziness and I'm just so miserable. I just want to feel better. I'm getting married in September and can't even contemplate it right now feeling this way. I don't even have the energy to plan. :-(
Am I justified asking my GP for injections? Did anyone else have a battle getting these? If so, what did people say to get their GP to agree? Does anyone know if injections can be obtained privately? Any advice or suggestions are gratefully received.
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