Hi everyone, this is my first post.
I was diagnosed with PA about 9 months ago. After my loading dose my skin broke out really badly with spots on my face, neck, back & shoulders. I spoke to my GP about this and was told it had nothing to do with the b12 injections as they do not cause acne. When I told her I had never had acne even as a teenager and this started after the 4th injection she told me it was just a coincidence and she had never heard of b12 causing spots.
I made a further 2 appointments to see the nurse and another GP at the same practise. Nurse told me definitely not b12 and I must be suffering from an allergy to something so gave me anti histamines. She also said if the spots were bothering me then I had the option of stopping the b12 injections!! The other GP said it was a skin infection and sent me away with antibiotics. Neither the antibiotics or anti histamines did anything to reduce the spots or redness.
11 weeks after my initial injection my skin was almost back to normal, however after receiving my next injection at the 12 week mark, it flared back up again! I now get my injections every 8 weeks so the spots never seem to clear up and always get worse after each dose of b12, however the GPs will not acknowledge this is the cause. I have also asked for a steroid cream and been refused on the grounds it makes acne worse.
I am so glad that I'm responding well to the b12 and spots are a small price to pay for having my life back, but it is beginning to get me down. Any advice/suggestions would be greatly appreciated.