Hello, I don't think my GP has actually said I have PA but agreed to give me a "trial" on the B12 injections. I tested positive for Gastric Paretial Cells and my B12 level at time of "trial" was 236. Apparently a previous test was lower but still within range, despite constant infections - hellicobacter pylori, hospitalised for suspected viral meningitis, shingles, extream tiredness, headaches, vitaligo, forgetfulness, depression, etc,etc.
I've had 8 injections since January with the last being 8/7. I've not had any relief except for the vitaligo completely cleared from my back (still on my face) and no longer having dry lips.
I decided to get a private FBC which was done on 6/8 and got the following results:
MCV - 99.5 (80 -99). RDW - 14.9 (11.5 -15). MPV - 12.9 (7-13)
White Cell Count - 11.97 (3.0 - 10.0). Neutrophils - 8.12 (2.0-7.5).
I asked my GP if I could have a jab every other day until no further improvement (have tingling) but have now been referred to a hemotologist.
What I would like to know is do you think I have PA and is it worth self medicating? Or could it be something else? My vitamin D level is low at 36 (35-?) and calcium is -203 (1.? - ?) which I am taking supplements for.
Thanks for reading. X