Hi all, just an update from my GP appointment yesterday. Well as expected he was quite insistent after looking at my blood test results from St Thomas' that I don't have a B12 deficiency, I asked him to explain how 187ng/L is normal but 186ng/L is deficient! and he couldn't. I took my son with me for support, if I hadn't I think he would have sent me packing. We asked how long it would take for my B12 to drop into deficiency, just 3ng/L from 189ng/L and he said he didn't know as it can go up and down! I gave him all the information Foggyme and others had suggested pointing out 30% do not have anaemia and the guidance states neurological symptoms need to be taken into consideration. He cheekily asked if the information was from British sites or Italian, he said I had got it in my head I have B12 deficiency and I should be more concerned about the iron deficiency which he still considered to be low normal and not anaemia! Even though my test was only 7ug/L (10-290 ug/L ) what do you have to do to convince these numpties. My son asked if it could be an absorption problem and GP said it could be or low level bleeding. He then asked what I wanted him to do as he didn't feel comfortable giving me life long treatment B12 shots without confirmation. I asked to be referred to a consultant and he agreed. So I'm going to see a gastroenterologist, hopefully this proves an absorption problem or not. Just need a gastro who understands PA/B12, I have some medical insurance which will pay for a private consultant. As always thanks for all your support.
PS GP is going to do more bloods in 5wks.