I was diagnosed with PA a year ago and have been having monthly B12 injections from the GP and also supplementing with sublingual B12 if I exercise or drink alcohol (I don't drink much). It mostly seems to work and I generally feel much better than a year ago.
I do however still get very tired by mid afternoon and asked my GP for blood tests, really thinking about thyroid function as my levels have been fairly close to underactive in the last few years. I'm still waiting for these results.
Some results have come through already though and the following were flagged as abnormal
Serum potassium 3.4 (3.5-5.3)
Serum chloride 90 (95-108)
Mean corpusc haemoglobin (MCH) 32.3 (27.5-32.0)
I'm really surprised by the potassium as I make a big effort to eat potassium rich foods....banana, coconut water, oranges etc.
Chloride I know nothing about.
Has anyone else had a problem with potassium and chloride since having PA? Is it likely to be linked to the PA or is it a separate problem I guess is what I'm wondering.
High MCH is I think the anaemia caused by the B12 deficiency? So do you think it means I should ask for loading doses or more frequent injections?
Any experience or insight would be welcome.