I’m was just jotting down my list of questions / new symptoms to talk to my MS Nurse about at my 6-monthly check up next week and something has just occurred to me.
I have seen several threads on here talking about Vitamin D & B12 injections. Since I was dx 6 yrs ago, no medical person has spoken to me about vitamins. After reading online about a possible connection between MS & low vitamin D levels, I asked my GP to check my level (which, surprise, surprise, was very low!) and was put on a Vit D3 + calcium supplement. (I know it’s a case of locking the stable door etc, but apparently there also is an increased risk of osteoperosis).
When I requested another check on my level a year later, it had not improved. That was 2 years ago and no one has mentioned it again since.
So, I would like to know:
Should my Vit D & B12 levels be checked as a matter of routine or do I need to request it?
Should my MS nurse be “clued up” about vitamins - I spoke with her after I was diagnosed and she didn’t seem very interested.
Are injections done through the hospital or GP’s surgery?
I think I’ve taken my eye off the ball a bit, so if you can give me any guidance before I see Sheila, I would be very grateful.