Last reply 1 week ago
B12 injections stopped pills instead

Afternoon, Have had MS for 10 years and been having B12 injections for about the same time. Have injections every 8 weeks until Monday when the appt was cancelled. Have been told today that injections are no longer available and it’s pills now which I can get a prescription for in 2 weeks! Anybody having the same problem? Thanks

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stumbler
2 months ago

@demelza , not B12 injections for me, but the annual blood tests for cholesterol etc. have been shelved.

It’s the GP’s Practices saving money. They’re all businesses these days!


colettepage
2 weeks ago

I’m not so sure it’s GPs trying to save money it may be more to do with saving face to face contact with patients and safer to take tablets at the moment rather than needing an appointment with your practice nurse to administer it. Col 😀


colettepage
2 weeks ago

It’s actually a national shortage due to manufacturing issues. https://www.bjfm.co.uk/vitamin-injections-denied-pernicious-anaemia-sufferers


wjgregg
2 weeks ago

Dear @demelza,

I have recently runout of B12 tablets, which I had decided to take myself after doing some research. They were not prescribed for me. I get all my vitamins from a company called Troo Healthcare. They are not selling B12 at the moment, but they do a “B” vitamins tablet which includes B12. I ordered some two days ago, and they have already been dispatched. You can find Troo on the internet.

Good luck, and best wishes.

Jon


scramblelina
1 week ago

I’ve been having injections for about 7-8 years and had another one last week at my doctors. They might think you prefer the tablets as it doesn’t involve going to the surgery?


jean_beardsley
1 week ago

I have B12 monthly my gp tried to stop mine but the tablets didn’t help B12 doesn’t absorb well through the gut 🙄phone them again and have them re-instated you need them 💕

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