Hi all, spoke to my doctor today after being told about low B12 levels (120) over the phone last week. He seems fairly relaxed about things. Apparently intrinsic factor was negative so he says not PA, maybe a fault in the IF (??). No idea what this means.
Anyway, loading injections start on Thursday (alternate days for 2 weeks then 3 monthly). He says no need to refer to haematology unless B12 levels don't go up after injections.
I'm keen to keep him on side and wondering if I should push for further diagnosis or just settle that I'm one of those people (as Martyn Hooper mentions in his book) left in no mans land of being treated for life but not diagnosed as having PA!
I've already taken a private test for active B12 (awaiting results) but my doctor he never heard of it and it won't change treatment plan anyway I guess.