I have finally received a diagnosis of PA after 5 years of recurrent iron deficiency resulting in infusions and low B12 culminating in active B12 deficiency in December 2017. My GPC antibodies were tested and were found to be 149RU/ml (range < 20RU/ml).
Just over two weeks ago I received Ferrinject (Feric Carboxymaltose 1000mg Infusion) and three IMI vitamin B12 1000mcg injections (21/12, 27/12, 30/12). The Ferrinject and first vitamin B12 injection were received on the same day. Both were in Australia.
I am finding my brain is a lot more active and I am dreaming a lot more, but my energy levels are lower than ever. I was wondering has anyone else received the two treatments at the same time and how long did it take to feel improvement in energy? My red blood cells were still in normal size range as the iron and B12 deficiencies were offsetting each other but my MCHC was spot on the lower range and HGB 124.
I have returned to the UK with a letter to give to the GP here, but was wondering, do you have to see a doctor to get a script to receive B12 injections in the UK?
Thanks for your help!