I have posted one post before but had not got any recent replies so thought I would post again as I am getting very stressed and confused. I have been diagnosed with a severe iron deficiency and vitamin D deficiency and macrocytic anemia. I am now on iron tablets. A few years ago after a blood test I was told on the phone that I was B12 deficient and had PA but just to go and buy tablets. I really didn't think much about it and didn't follow up with the GP. Now I am worried I have PA and want to get it investigated properly. I have ticked a lot of the symptoms on the symptoms list on the PA society. I know from previous replies that I can ask for MMA, homocysteine and IFA to be checked.
I'm just wondering how I convince the GP to do the above tests or what can I do if they don't agree. The mental health symptoms are probably the hardest to deal with and I can barely remember anything. I am on anti-depressants too. I just am quite scared that there is something wrong that won't be picked up on.
My GP appointment is next week and I want to be well prepared. Please can someone offer some advice. Thanks in advance for any replies.