Hi all, my sister is newly diagnosed with B12 deficiency and had the antibody testing for PA which she was told was a 'weak positive' (unsure what this means)
She's been very run down for a long time and suffering extreme tiredness etc. Other symptoms: dizziness, heavy legs, irritability, confusion, brain fog. She saw the GP weeks ago who just did a full blood count test and no follow up - other than prescribing iron tablets as she was slightly anaemic. She went back two weeks ago as practically crawling and asked them to test her B12 levels - her reading was 80 (200-800)! She was injected there and then, and given 6 over two weeks and then to go on to 3 monthly.
My question is, at her GP appointment next week should she push to see a haematologist? Reasons being: extremely low initial test result, some neurological symptoms, no improvement at all yet in symptoms, discuss/explore possible causes/links to other conditions/treatment plan or it normal to be fully dealt with by the GP?