Intermediary Vitamin B12 Levels

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Hi, I'm new to this forum and recently diagnosed as above. I would be grateful to hear from anyone having the B12 injections with previous history of Deep Vein Thrombosis and Pulmonary Embolism.

My GP said there was no more risk of clotting problems than with having any other injection but I have read otherwise.

At the moment I'm about to have a further blood test (Intrinsic Factor) before probably needing to start the injections. Many thanks

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    In view of the risks, I'd print off what you've read, and stick it under his nose! : )
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      Ha, thanks bluemaran - I've got it ready and waiting for my next appt. Funny how this diagnosis has suddenly scared me so much because apart from the awful fatigue it hasn't really affected me in any other way. Anyway I'm trying to overcome my fears with positive vibes and will continue to checkout other people's experiences on this forum. Information is power!
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    That's the spirit!

    My quacks continue to mishandle my treatment through poor information, communication and admin.

    Six months of fumbling, and we still don't know why I can't hold onto B12 or iron. Doctor's appointments take 3 weeks to get, specialist appointments take over two months. Tests results aren't passed between the two parties, so neither has a complete picture. I have to ask for my doctor's test results to take to the specialist, and copies of the specialist's letters to take back to my doctor. They've even screwed up my prescriptions and bloods.

    Two letters sent by the specialist contain a catalogue of basic errors - like my age and whether I am menopausal or not. After a meeting on 2nd July, yielding nothing but a simple blood test for iron, he blamed my deficiency on my fybroids and heavy periods - even though my fybroids were removed 12 months earlier, I havn't had a period since, and I'm a confirmed carnivore!

    They don't even agree. My doctors says I'm not anaemic, my specialist says I am! All I can do is take my tabs and jabs and wait..............sigh.

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      Sounds like you've been dealt a rough hand but your commitment to organisation and communication will stand you in good stead and you will drag trhem with you whether they know it or not.

      Keep at them and take very good care of yourself - hope to hear via the forum that the overall situation improves and your health does too. Best wishes and thanks again for responding.

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