Hi i was diagnosed with PA about a year ago. I had my initial 6 injections but when i was due my routine injection 10 weeks later i asked if i could have it every 8 weeks as i'd struggled the 2 weeks leading up to it, my doctor said no because i would overdose on B12, which we all know is rubbish because it is water soluble. I phone Martyn at the PA society and he said the only way he found it to help him was to have an infusion and then self inject, which is what i did in August 2011. Every thing was going smoothly, i got used to injecting myself. Then about 6 weeks ago i went to my doctor about spots on my back, i was told i have ACNE, i don't this is related to my PA just unlucky. I started taking anti-biotics which i had been told can deplete B12 but wasn't sure what else to do, 5 weeks into the 8 week course i feel dreadful, just like i did before i was diagnosed with PA, feel so depressed some days dont' know what to do with myself apart from cry. I've decided i'm going back to my doctor first thing Tuesday Morning to come off the anti-biotics and see if maybe a cream would work just as well, the acne is on my back so initially having the cream wasn't an easy option but i've since found a cream applicator especially for backs.
Does anyone else have the problem with spots? or has anyone else had to go on anti-biotics for a long period of time and found all the symptoms have come back for their PA?
Hoping some one else can make me feel less insane about all of this.