Does anyone have any recommendations for good private b12 or PA specialists in the London area or South East of the UK?
For context I am 33 years old and undiagnosed but have suspected for a long time that I have a b12 deficiency or perhaps even PA. sorry for the long post but I wanted to give context if anyone can offer advice as I am determined to get some definitive action.
Blood tests always come back with high MCH (around 33) and MCV at the high normal end of the scale (96 or 98ish recently though I have had over 100 in the past) Recent blood tests have shown my b12 at 180 which was flagged as below the lowest benchmark of 189, but the Dr won't do anything for another 4 months and only if there is a low score in my next test, as he says I am "borderline". My grandmother was diagnosed with PA in her 50s and my mother also has had similar quirks in her blood tests though no diagnosis of b12 or PA.
The symptoms I've had on and off for about 8-10 years are wide-ranging but main ones are fatigue, sore throats and pains in mouth, tingling in foot, hand and sometimes face, headaches and face pain, tight chest and breathlessness, racing heart, chronic constipation, tender pain in middle of my chest, ringing in ears, flickering peripheral vision, dry eyes and mouth. I've tried to explain these symptoms to many doctors but get told they can only deal with one thing at a time in appointments, that it's silent reflux (was prescribed PPIs but just made it worse), migraines or that I'm anxious. Which I probably am because I feel terrible all the time!
I want to go private as I am being referred from department to department while the NHS investigates individual symptoms, and none of them seem to have any interest in the b12 angle. So I want to see someone who understands b12 once and for all. If anyone has any suggestions I would be so grateful, and I'm sorry if this is covered elsewhere or not appropriate to ask on this forum.