I was diagnosed with PA back in 2012 after a few months of extreme tiredness, mental fog, forgetfulness and hair loss. I was started on injections and my GP has been really supportive with this. I have been having regular injections since and all my symptoms apart from the hair loss have gone. I feel back to normal however my hair is still falling out and getting worst. I used to have very thick hair and now I am beginning to be able to see my scalp. My hair has really thinned out.
My GP has carried out various tests Thyroid, Zinc, Selenium and they are all normal.My ferritin levels were on the lower side of normal (15) therefore I was started on Iron tablets which I have been taking religiously for 5 months now. I was referred to a dermatologist, but they have just said to continue with the Iron tablets and didn't suggest anything else. My B12 levels are now >1000.
I was just wondering if anyone else has had a similar experience and whether there is anything else I need to look at. I have never had my folate levels tested so I was thinking of asking my GP to do this when I next see her. Is this just the PA and there is nothing I can do about it? I am a 32 year old women so it is quite distressing.
Any help would be much appreciated