I have been receiving b12 shots for the past 8 weeks. Initially the walk in Dr said I will get 1 shot a week for 4 weeks then one monthly.
By my 5th week, I was in desperate need of one. I am able to last 10-12 days before I notice that dreadful drop. So we agreed that I come in whenever I feel the need to get a shot...weekly, every other week or every 3 weeks, etc.
Now my stupid question is...why am I getting these shots? I have vaguely researched why people get b12 shots, but I cannot really understand the garble.
Do I have pernicious anemia?
4 weeks ago while visiting my other home (across the country), I needed a shot, so I went in to my GP. He asked me if I have pernicious anemia. I didn't know what to tell him. I just told him that I get weekly b12 shots. We had my blood work faxed over and next thing you know, I'm given my shot and he is gone.
I feel stupid asking my walk in Dr...weeks later what the diagnosis is.
Can anyone tell me if it is pernicious anemia or are there other reasons for needing a b12 shot? And what can I do help make the time in-between my shots longer?