Hi I've not written on this site for a while because I've been managing well with weekly self administered B12 injections . I feel I've been improving slowly and feel like my old self. Thanks to this site and the advise I received I took my health into my own hands.
So this brings me to the above mentioned appointment that I attended with my daughter yesterday. 6 months ago she had signs and symptoms of b12 and after a battle with GP she was put on a trial of injections . (She also has an under active thyroid .) Over the last 4 months she has greatly improved but still has bad days. At the appointment the consultant who in my opinion was an arrogant man was more interested why I thought my daughter had a deficiency with b12. He read the referral letter from our GP which was on his computer and just about ignored my daughter . He directed all the questions to me and I got the opinion that he thought I was an over anxious paranoid mother who googled a lot and just because I have PA then my daughter must have it too. The ignorance of this man was astounding. He as much said that because my daughter was such a young age (20 yrs) he even got that wrong he thought she was 16 yrs why subject her to a lifetime of injections when it might not be necessary! He went on to suggest it might be a placebo effect! And stopping injections would do her no harm .Anyway he has referred her for a endoscopy But feels there will be nothing sinister going on. I hope not! Unlike myself who has PA -looking straight at me he said u do know that this condition is a pre cancerous lesion.