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This week I was diagnosed with Pernicious Anemia caused by antibodies against intrinsic factor. I've known that I've been low in B12 for at least a year when my results came back as 187ng but I didn't know what this meant. I kind of ignored it and then had some bloods done in ocotober where my B12 levels had gone down to 167ng. Did tests and found out about PA.
In this past year and a half/2 years I've had all sorts of problems from mental health, sleep problems to stomach problems, being diagnosed with GORD. I've also had this strange feeling in my head and top of my neck like vibrating and sometimes a electrical sound coming from the base of the head. Last week I started having symptoms in my right leg, muscular cramps, pains and weaknesses.
After looking at the symptoms of PA and other complications of it, I am concerned that I've had this for a period of time and it is this that's causing it. problem is, my doctor didn't seem to know much and just printed off something from google and said that after 6 months of B12 injections, we will see if my symptoms persist.
is it normal that I'm being like this? Am I being paranoid?Also do we know prognosis even after having B12 injections. Another doctor asked if I have thyroid/arthritis problems in the family and most immediate family members do. Should I be worried about this?
Thanks in advance!
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