I saw my GP in October 2015 as I was suffering symptom of fatigue, pins and needles, feeling generally unwell. My sister and Nan both suffer with pernicious anemia and my sister advised me my symptoms sounded similar to hers.
I went to the GP, had a blood test and my b12 was below normal level (171) and had decreased from a blood test I'd had done in March 2015. I explained my family history and although he was unwilling, calling it witch doctory as the blood test for B12 is unreliable apparently, I was able to get him to give me a B12 injection. I began feeling much better.
February my symptoms started coming back, I went back to my GP and they gave me another blood test for B12 as well as testing the intrinsic factor. My B12 came back borderline (200) and intrinsic factor was normal. So the GP has said I don't have a B12 deficiency, despite how I'm left feeling they can't give me any answers. I'm only 27 yet have no energy, work is a big struggle, I constantly have a headache and am feeling so fed up.
I see a cardiologist in London and he has said that he can refer me to a specialist if I had no luck with my GP. So I am going to get copies of my blood test results.
However I just wanted to get some advice as to whether anyone has experienced similar? Am I B12 deficient and just have an unhelpful GP?