Hello there. I was diagnosed last week with pernicious anaemia and the dr started my b12 jabs there and then. He said I was to have 5 over a two week period followed by 1 every 3 months. He also put me on folic acid 5mg per day for 3 months as this too showed low on my blood tests.
I'm due to have my third jab today and, as yet, I still feel pretty awful. The tiredness and 'not being with it' are my main problems. I'm finding it very difficult to concentrate on daily jobs and the other day my son found a carrot I had put in a kitchen drawer instead of the fridge. Silly yes, he found it funny too, but it worries me that I'm never going to get back to my normal self.
I'd like to know when I should begin to feel better and stronger. Its really hard trying to carry on, I'm a single mum with two sons and a job, I had to leave early from work yesterday as I was so exhausted.
I have read about nasal sprays and lozenges for extra b12 - is that something anyone who has PA would recommend alongside the jabs, or do I wait until I've had all 5? Sorry lots of questions, but feel in the dark about these issues. Many thanks.