Moyna, l am trying the b12 patches as well - and l still sometimes take the sachets. Why not ask your GP - to just let you try a weekly injection - if it makes a difference then you have proved that you need them. Can you buy them privately - afraid l did not look into that. l know they are not expensive for GP’s to give. You could offer to do them yourself.
lt might be worth having some sports therapy massage on your leg muscles. Look to see if there is a local ‘college’ that teaches Sports Science - as they are always looking for people to practise [under supervision] on. And they would certainly be interested in a case like yours. l did it some years ago. And one of the ‘students’ then came to my house every week to carry on with the massage/stretching etc.At the college - they were amazed that l walked at all - when they examined what movement l had. They need so many case histories for their diploma. They are very ‘up’ in studying peoples walking gait - and filming to watch on computer. And they also look into how ‘orthotic’ inserts might help. Also these colleges do Aromatherapy/reflexology - all to make you feel more your old self.
Did you have to fund the SAFO - yourself. l did - it was about £800 -back in the day!! But at least you know it will not ‘go wrong’ and no spare parts to get. And you can wear it without shoes. Mine shows no sign of stretching or wear. Occasionally l give it a good wash - soak it in anti-bac handwash.
New leggings back on this morning - as it is frosty. They do not go baggy - return to original shape when l took them off. lnstead of a centre seam - like most tights/ leggings- they have two seams going up front and back. This must be why they stay put so well. l have skinny legs - and usually my leggings look like ‘Nora Batty’s’. l think l ought to put some trousers on over them - as with my chunky big jumper l do look like Max Wall [for the over 60’s only]