Diagnosed with PA from low B12 and positive IF Antibody test a few years ago. Had lots of trouble getting injections until I taught myself by watching YouTube. Was injecting weekly for just over 2 years.
About 18 months ago, lost the courage to SI. Just couldn't bring myself to stick the needle in and push the plunger. Apart from regaining appetite, the injections did very little in terms of improving symptoms.
Around the same time as stopping injections, replaced a 40+ years smoking habit with vaping. Was going through 3 packs a day. Recently realized, stopping smoking has reduced more symptoms than years of injections and all the other medicines ever did.
From a recent blood test, B12 and all other levels are fine. Told doctor no injection or other medication for over a year, he just smiled. Don't think he believed me because the hard facts, the test results, say differently (if really have PA).
So, whats the odds the initial IF antibody test was a false positive? Could smoking have effected the results?
OR, has my body stored all that B12 I injected and one day in the future I'll come crashing down when it finally runs out?