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I’m looking for some advice on pernicious anemia and vitamin b12 deficiency. I am a 28 year old female. About 2 years ago I went to the doctors with a cut on the corner of my mouth, they prescribed me antibiotic creams and thrush creams but it didn’t clear so they took my bloods and the results came back as slightly low in b12 and iron so they prescribed me some vitamins which I took but they didn’t really make much difference.
After this I just left it and didn’t go back to the doctors but started noticing more symptoms. I have pins and needles in my hands and feet which are always cold, very dry skin on my face, an extremely itchy and flaky scalp, hair loss, hair seems to be greying quite rapidly, angular chellitis that comes for a few month then clears and then comes back again, a constant sore tongue, sometimes get a numb tingling sensation in tongue, burning sensation on skin on legs, flaky fingernails with vertical ridges, long spells of constipation followed by diarrhoea, spells of tiredness, low mood but I suffer sever mental health issues so this is normal for me.
A couple of weeks ago I mention it to the doctor that symptoms hadn’t cleared and seemed to have worsened so they took my bloods again but this time the results have come back all clear and no further action needs to be taken yet I am left with all these symptoms... I am very confused. these are the test that my doctor requested:
CRP, full blood count, ferritin (CO_VIT=No), hba1c, liver profile, magnesium (MG2+), renal profile, throid function test (CO_PITF=No
would these tests pick up low b12 or PA. Should I request to have my bloods redone or are there particular tests that I need to request? I’m certain that I have some sort of b12 deficiency related illness. Any advice would be appreciated! Thank you.
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