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Some of you know that I have CFS and have done for a few years now. I've not found much that helps: meditation and pacing plus "nutritional support" stopped the downward slide, but what helped most was vitamin B12 injections. They were recommended by an NHS consultant and given to me by my GP.
Today I received a letter telling me that my B12 injections would stop forthwith, and my son and his wife have five more weeks then theirs will stop. Apparently, using B12 for CFS is against the NICE guidelines and my GP surgery won't do it. Nothing to do with budget cuts, obviously.
I've been feeling better these last few weeks since I did the Lightning Process and was wondering about reducing the injections then tailing them off but I can't believe that stopping them this suddenly is anything but countertherapeutic. I worry for my son, who is very poorly indeed with CFS and is mostly housebound. Oh dear.
So, now I'm off to find out who can help: PALS, an ombudsman, CAB, the prime minister. Or maybe I can go private. I really didn't need this.