Hi I only joined today so would be grateful of any advice in advance. I'm a 53 yr old female who had a mesenteric infarct necessitating removal 2/3 small bowel in 1983 inc terminal ilium. Have 6 ft left which is not working well so have several operations for bowel obstructions.
Since then have developed hypothyroidism, cholecystectomy, pancreatitis, TIA, osteoporosis, numerous denervations T4-T12, swollen painful joints & regional chronic pain syndrome. Currently unable to tolerate solid food so nutrition poor however 2 stone weight gain due to oral steroids.
Recently moved to Weymouth from London and GP + Consultants are struggling to get a grip on my med history. Today Consultant told me that RBC's were enlarged but no treatment, however
I gave myself an inj of Hydroxycobalamin1000mcgs as felt so exhausted and brain fog +++.
Is megablastic anemia similar to PA and is there any specialist nearby, like Exeter who can look at me as a whole person rather than in the past different specialists just looking at a small part of what's going on, hence fragmenting my care and getting no where. I am sure many of my symptoms are linked to frequent bowel obstructions and malabsorption syndrome.
I am sorry this is so long but i am feeling so low and just desperate to find someone who can help to see the whole picture.