Hi. At my last appointment for my B12 injection, the nurse explained that new research had revealed that oral B12 could now replace injections. I explained that as I had been diagnosed with pernicious anemia I would not be able to absorb the oral B12. She then explained that new research was suggesting I was misdiagnosed with pernicious anemia. I was totally confused and unable to follow the reasoning. I have tried researching on the internet this new policy but have been unsuccessful. Can anyone shed any light please? I intend to get a consultation with my GP before my next injection is due.
I was diagnosed with PA and B12 deficiency after severe neurological symptoms. Legs and arms going numb on standing. Occurring at least 6-8 times a day. I saw a neurologist who confirmed it was due to long term B12 deficiency. I have injections every 12 weeks and see symptoms returning after around 7-8 weeks, but not as severe as before I started having injections. I am so concerned about this. Grateful for any help. Thanks.