Wondering if I should take B12 shots?
Background as follows -
My doctor diagnosed me with border line b12 deficiency, and prescribed b12 injections. Injections as it’s likely an absorption issue.
He was then overruled by the local NHS consultant in charge of these things. The reason being that I’m within the normal range for our local population and other related things are not an issue.
I’ve since looked into this and the limit at which they start to prescribe b12 shots varies massively. In lots (I think most) other countries and some other parts of the UK I would be prescribed b12 shots. The variation between countries seems to depend partly on b12 levels in the local population but also differences of opinion on what is low within that range.
I’m in Scotland and we’re not the healthiest country in the world, so I wonder if b12 deficiency is quite common and they’re using that as a reason to say it’s not a problem.