I have been diagnosed as having P.A., ( Intrinsic factor antibodies - positive, and Parietal cell autoantibodies- positive ) which showed up on a recent blood test for fatigue ( had symptoms for over 4 years ).
G.P followed up with Serum B12 test ( 348 ng/l ) , Serum folate 5.5 ug/l , Ferritin 125 ug/l , Red blood cell ( RBC ) 5.4 , Platelet count 226 , MCV 88.1 fl , MCHC 340 g/L
My G.P. gave me a single B12 injection " to see if it had any affect " and said come back in about a month. Needless to say there has been no affect from the single shot, so I went to surgery but had to see a different Doctor to my usual G.P., and she stated she would not have treated me with B12, and tried to fob me off with anti-depressants.
My symptoms are vertigo. tinnitus, itchy ears, tingling/numbness in fingers ( especially upon awakening ) aching joints, tiredness, lethargy, yawning/sleeping in daytime, feeling totally drained even after 10 hours sleep.
Has anyone else had similar test results ?.
I was actually pleased when told I had positive results for P.A,, thinking that finally I know what`s been causing my symptoms after God knows how many Blood tests, chronic fatigue clinics, sleep apnea tests in Hospital ,etc., only to be totally deflated when the follow up B12 tests were not in the "low" category.
I am seeing my usual G.P on 5th December, but don`t know what to expect.