I'm a 60 year old man living in the US. Despite always exercising & eating a very good junk-free diet, I have basically felt like **** every day of my life since I was about 20. No doctor has ever been able to do much to help me. I've recently had some testing which has indicated low levels of red blood cells and hemoglobin, as well as low B12. Tried oral B12, which made no difference, I suspect I lack intrinsic factor, and have pernicious anemia. I'm trying to determine what a typical initial B12 injection regimen would be; dosage, frequency, number of injections, and also what the usual maintenance injection dosage/frequency typically is. Can't seem to find this online. If anyone here could give me some data on these issues, particularly with references to medical literature, I would greatly appreciate it. I have a doc appointment next Monday, and given the rarity of this condition, I don't expect my GP to know much about it right off the bat. Any other thoughts any members might have on this would be appreciated!
Thanks in advance,