Hello All,,,five months ago I found out about my PA. Beening an overachiever I also had to have an iron absorption disorder along with it. I had all the symptoms of PA, so no need to go there.,,,
My GP has not been exposed to PA, so he has been very good to me. He recommended 30 days of loading doses (120 B 12 level) and then a blood test. B 12 levels went up to 1200 and I went to one shot a week. At the end of a month my levels went to 600. My GP was hoping my iron would go up, but it did not. Two rounds of IV iron and my levels went up to 300 ( ferriton was at 9 to start). I went back to work and start to crash (symptoms began to return) by day five prior to my next shot.
I was advised to hit myself twice a week( by my hematologist) to see if things would get better. Well,,,, by the third day I started to crash,,,,I am now on every other day with my shots. I hit myself so I'm ok with the shots. I work an assignment that requires me to workout five days a week. I run six to eight miles ever other day and do regular workout in between. If I want to stay at my assignment I must maintain physical requirements as well as other stressful duties.
Sorry for the long post but hears the question,,,am I burning through my B 12 because of my lifestyle, or did I damage my system from not catching my PA sooner.
I had the symptoms for about eighteen months but brushed them side until I knew I had to talk to my wife and GP about them.
Any help would be greatly appreciated,,,
As my wife say's,," its a great day for a great day, go take a shot!"