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First of all I'm not from the uk im Irish but Im hoping I'll still be able to get some answers.
I am often prone to mouth ulcers and I get them fairly bad but took no notice. But in August I had them for nearly 2 weeks and they just werent going away so I went to the doctor hoping she would give me something to help I didn't think there was any underlying problems. So I went and she gave me an inhaler(I think it was steroids), a paste to put on after the inhaler to keep it in, a treatment for thrush (my tongue was completely white) and a pain killer which had some anti inflammatorys in it. She also took my bloods, which I thought was just a precaution but a few days later I got a call off her secretary saying my b12 and folate was low and that I should come in and she would explain everything. Looking back I had been in a constant bad mood but at the time I didn't think anything of it and I had been quiet tired but just put it down to working 50 hours a week waitressing (on my feet all day).
I went in but she didn't explain much only how to inject the b12 (she told me to take orovite tablets for 2 months, they're nearly gone now). So she never actually mentioned the words pernicious anemia to me but I think I do have it as she gave me a prescription for 10 injections, 1 everyday for 5 days and after that every 3 months, and when I asked how long these injections were for she said 'from now on' and to get my bloods checked every year. My mom had just a normal check up a few days after me and she thinks that she did mention pernicious anemia to her and she said she tested me for celiac disease too but I didn't have it.
So it's been nearly 2 months since I had the last of my 5 injections and my next one should be around mid November but I've got mouth ulcers again fairly bad I haven't eaten properly all week I'm starving but the pain of hunger is more bareable than the pain of eating. I'm feeling quite tired again as well, unable to stay awake in lectures (I'm back at college now) but not in the really bad mood that I was before.
Is it normal to still have symptoms even though I'm being treated? Thanks in advance.
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