I went back to the GP today. I wrote a letter to the practice manager after the last experience, she booked the appointment and said she would come in with me. She didn't even show her face. I took the information I have been given in response to previous posts and the GP said it was all a red herring, there are lots of people with the symptoms I reported and they are caused by any number of different things. He would not entertain any of the information I had, even the NICE Guidelines, because I do not have Pernicious Anaemia. So what do I have? My b12 was low until I had the loading dose, my folate is low, my iron stores and MCHC are low. I have constant fatigue, tinnitus, heart arrhythmia, dizziness. I felt like a new woman, like the old me, after the b12 loading dose.
The GP said it wasn't the b12 causing the symptoms because they returned within two weeks of the loading dose. He says I do not have Pernicious Anaemia. When I asked what I do have then he said he didn't know. I told him about the missing heart beats, not just now and then but constantly. He got out a book and showed me pictures of ecg tracings and said it is normal to have an irregular heart beat. He said my ecg was normal. It was on for a minute at most. Good that it was normal but what can it pick up in a minute? He is still sticking with the psychological cause. It is all psychological. There is nothing wrong with me. Is an irregular heartbeat normal? My husband's isn't irregular.
He gave me a different iron tablet, Ferrous Glyconate, but I have to take one a day and on the manufacturers guidelines it says to take between 4 and 6 daily so I am not expecting it to do anything. That's because I told them the Ferrous Fumarate was giving me really bad stomach pains. The practice nurse said "Well stop taking it then." So I did. So here I am, feeling like the lowest of the low, feeling very unwell, feeling uncared for, still unmedicated apart from the above iron, which isn't going to make any difference. What can I do? I really do feel like putting an end to it all. This is no life, and there is no prospect of it getting any better. Does anyone have any information about exactly what Pernicious Anaemia actually is and how the GP is so sure I don't have it? Any advice on what to do next? I know I need to change GP. But how do I know they aren't all going to be the same? If I don't have PA they aren't going to treat me for it. So will I be any better off?