I have just had my follow up appointment with the practice manager following the dreadful appointment with the initial doctor that diagnosed B12 deficiency.
The appointment was pretty rushed as I had to take my son due to husbands car breaking down 🙈 but basically the doctor has said test for intrinsic factor has come back negative so I definitely don't have PA
Since loading dose my B12 level is now 1600, which I imagine is to be expected? I am on oral B12 so he wants me to have another blood test to see if my levels have dropped (presumably indicating that I am not absorbing) just before I am
due my next injection and we will take it from there.
I explained I still feel pretty crap, although energy levels have definitely now improved. But still having range of symptoms including
Unexplained weight loss
Indigestion/need to burp all the time
He has advised I take esomeprazole for indigestion....which I said I wouldn't do as sure that won't help B12 absorption?