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PA and severe weightloss

Hi all. I've been posting about my stomach issues and have appriciated your comments. Update on my stomach. I ended going to the ER and found I was severely blocked. I was given a surgery prep to ease this and it's helping. I'll go soon to a GI guy and hopefully get some answers on stomach issues and weightloss. I crunched the numbers and I'm now at 29% body weightloss. I started at a healthy 133 and now 94 pounds. I'm not trying at all to lose weight and was hoping since taking my jabs that I would start to gain. Been receiving treatment for PA for 9 mos now and still losing weight. A couple of problems here. First, the weightloss is so gradual that docs haven't paid much attention. Maybe thinking stress from bone tumors and losing my leg was so stressful, I was depressed and that's the cause. I don't feel this is true. I feel very excited about getting prostheic leg and getting back to life. I have lots of plans. Another problem is that unless they can pinpoint the issue, I don't feel I can last longer than a year at this rate. I eat all the time. Its just small meals because I get full quickly. I was wondering if anyone has had this issue? Any help would be appreciated.

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Wowo23 - sorry that things are getting so complicated.

Whilst some of us do experience an improvement in gastric conditions with B12 treatment it, unfortunately doesn't mean that everyone will, and I have no real idea what the mechanism that leads to the improvement as the stomach issues are really the cause of the B12 deficiency rather than the other way round.

I haven't had problems with weight loss as a result of PA or gastric conditions but I know there are members of the forum who have.

I really hope that you do manage to get to the bottom of what is causing the gastric problems. Have you been tested for crohn's and coeliacs?

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Thanks so much for your reply. I haven't been tested for much yet. I go to my primary on Friday and hope to get the ball rolling. I believe it's either Gastric or Thyroid. Neither have been tested in depth

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