What to do when doctors disagree about treatment (B12 shots)?
I have been having chronic health issues since June 1, and after seeing a new doctor (allergist/immunologist, also internal medicine) on Friday, she called yesterday and said my B12 was low (possibly causing my extreme fatigue, sore/swollen tongue and brain fog) and my vitamin D was really low (14 when she said it should be around 50, so potentially causing my flushing, skin problems). She wants to put me on a prescription vitamin D pill, and have me do B12 shots every two weeks for three months (I had been on a B12 oral supplement the month of August, but this most recent reading was even lower — 200 on 10/5 vs. 281 on 8/2). When I mention this, she tells me she suspects I'm not absorbing it, possibly because I'm on Pantoprazole, which is why the supplement didn't help and she wants me to do shots. Ok, cool. I have her fax the order and results to my primary care to get the shots there since I'm closer. But when I talk to my primary care doctor today, she says no, she she doesn't want me to take the shots, I should do two tablets daily. I try to explain to the nurse the other doctor's reasoning on the shots, or offer to give her the phone number to call the other doctor, but I just get a call back that "Nope, she wants me to take two tablets daily and retest in four weeks." What on earth are you supposed to do when two of your doctors disagree on treatment?! Any advice on how to get the two of them to just talk to each other and come to a consensus on what they want me to do, or anyone with experience with B12 shots vs. tablets? I'm just too tired to deal with this nonsense!