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Hi, I am looking for some advice on concerns I have. I had my blood tested a month go after three months of feeling lethargic, breathless, dizzy, suffering infection. I visiting my GP many times and was told ear infection then virus. I was so breathless walking to my office building my lips turned blue so I rushed back and they did bloods.
They found dangerously low iron and B12. I was taken to hospital and given four pints of blood. My levels didn't rise enough and they decided it was B12 deficiency so I was given six jabs over 12 days.
i completed last week and my energy is amazing (appetite too!) I have never felt so good. My GP says tablets are no go as I don't absorb B12 so I need jabs every 12weeks for life.
i have had some acne since my last jab on the loading dose but thesis settling. However my husband kindly pointed out this eve that he can see my scalp (where my crown is) I hadn't noticed this or any increased hair loss. However he is right it's thinned. I have read that the condition can cause this.
My questions are:
Has anyone else had hair loss, if so can you take any vits to help with this and did the B12 jabs help it recover
Also when having the jabs has anyone found 12 weeks to be too long? My GP said see how I feel might need them every 10 weeks if I feel lethargic before 12 weeks comes round
My iron was low too and I didn't have much of it in my diet and the hospital said the B12 issue would be hindering the iron. I have started t have green veg nuts etc regularly. Would you take iron tablets too or wait and see what the bloods says before the first 12 weekly jab to see how the iron is naturally?
Sorry for the huge post - Many thanks.
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