I've not posted before on this site although I've 'lurked'for a while.
I am 60 yrs old. In 1991, 26 yrs ago , I had a right hemi colectomy which included the ileum. Right from the word go, I was given B12 inj. Six loading doses, then two monthly, then three monthly. No questions, told that I would need for life.
This has been the case until about ten months ago, when suddenly the nurse informed me that I would need a blood test, I argued, she checked with Nurse Practitioner and I got my jab, next time they wouldn't even make the appt. without a blood test. I had the test, result high levels of B12. Stop inj.
Around this time, I developed some pretty heavy lung problems, not related, but have been on some fairly hardcore meds including steroids and chemo. and so the B12 has been pushed aside.
I have been diagnosed with Peripheral Neuropathy, attributed to my type 2 diabetes, however I work closely with my diabetes nurse and we do not believe the evidence supports this.
My problem is, that if I look at the symptomatic evidence, it could all be attributed to other stuff going on, fibromyalgia, lupus, diabetes, medications etc. The one thing that can't is the Gut resection.
I have an appt. With my GP in a couple of hours, am I right in thinking that B12 is an issue here and could impact generally on any of the other conditions ? And am I considered to have PA?