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I've been dealing with symptoms of pernicious anemia for a long time. A couple of years ago I was diagnosed with celiac disease, and cutting gluten out of my diet solved a few of my medical problems, but not all of them. I kept hearing "give it more time to heal" when I went back to my doctor countless times because I didn't feel well, but after two years my remaining symptoms are getting worse, not better.
Over the last few months I have declined a lot. I have numbness and tingling in my hands, a dull pain in my feet when resting, clumsiness, headaches, worsening memory problems that are beginning to really scare me, lack of concentration, ringing in my ears, feeling like I'm stupid, depression/anxiety, balance issues, diarrhea. These things are causing problems with my life, from getting bad reviews at work which I never used to have, to just not being able to play a card game with friends.
I had blood work done four months ago, and it showed that both my B12 and Folate were borderline low. This is the first time I had those tested. My platelet count is always high, and my MCH count is always low. I'm not sure what that means. Before being diagnosed with celiac my white blood cell count was sky high, but is now within normal levels.
I'm sure that my problems stem either from B12 or MS, as they are the only things I know about that match my symptoms. Both are also related to celiac.
I'd like to know if having borderline levels can still indicate pernicious anemia. Also, what tests/advice should I ask from my doctor? Is there anything else I should tell her or ask?
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