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Pernicous anemia
Mar 8, 2003
... I have been diagnosed with pernicous anemia(B12 deficiency) and I have numbness in my fingers, but I also have numbness in my upper abdomen. Is this normal? My doctor can't understand this, and she is sending me for a CT scan, and to a nuerologist. Does anyone think this being thorough enough? I have been taking b12 shots every week, since I found out a month ago. Now I have... (7 replies)
... hi, thanks for replying. got in to see doc this morning. she says i haven't got anaemia but says i shouldn't be feeling short of breath or ill. that's what i don't understand. she said i have also got really low folic acid levels too. she is going to speak to the heamatologist to see about further tests. now i'm even more confused. why won't she believe me how short of breath... (4 replies)
... or do you have Pernicous Amemia? ... (4 replies)

... HI I have pernicous anemia and autoimmune gastritis, I am very worried as my current gp thinks because my b12 reading is quite high, I dont need my injections. ... (2 replies)
... you take the tablets it does nothing as you have no intrinsic factor. My rhuematologist just told me this last week that pernicous anemia is auto immune. ... (4 replies)
... I have been diagnosed with Pernicous Anemia about 10 years ago. I have had on and off B12 injections. ... (1 replies)
... There's a few different ways you can get a pernicous anemia. ... (3 replies)
... I have Pernicous anemia. I was originally diagnosed as having an iron deficiency and I took iron for almost 2 years. Then one morning I woke up with numb fingers. ... (14 replies)
... My doctor is nice, but I keep at her about my anemia and she keeps telling to continue with the Palafer iron pills. My grandmother had Pernicous Anemia, and I mentioned this to my doctor. She did not seemed concerned about that, so I was not either. ... (5 replies)
... Hi Ann, When was the last time you went to the GYN for an exam? I'll post here what I posted in another thread: During my last round of visits with my GYN late last year, she detected that I had 3 polyps, which turns out played a role in my heavy bleeding, my really bad PMS, cramps, etc. Since they were removed, the bleeding was really heavy for about two cycles then... (6 replies)
... Just to add......I had 3 generations of women in my family with Pernicous Anemia..ending with my grandmother. I do not have it. But I finally saw a gastroenterologist 7 yrs or so ago, and he diagnosed me with Celiac Sprue.... ... (6 replies)
... Trish, I could have written the same story! My level at the time was 180, and the nurse said it was ok! I also did some research, and found all my symptoms matched. I was even tested for MS, my symptoms were so bad. I insisted to speak to the Dr. about it, and she started me on shots, and I immediatly felt better. PA runs in my family also. I am also hypothyroid for many... (8 replies)
... nd I don't need a perscription. I cannot believe that such a simple little vitamin, taken subligually, cured me of so many awful symptoms. Please do a study of Pernicous Anemia. Your symptoms match them perfectly. ... (8 replies)
... The most common symptoms of anemia are; Fatigue, breathlessness, paleness (could be skin, around the gums,nailbeds, lining of the lower eye lids, lightheadedness, and abdominal pain. Anemia is bascially either your red blood cells, or the amount of heamaglobin (oxygen carrying protein) in your red blood cells is low. Heamaglobin is a protein that carries oxygen in your red... (4 replies)
Re; iron infusions
Aug 26, 2005
... especially between periods. Who knows, my mum has pernicous anemia and ceiliac disease, but doc seems to think my ida is related to heavy bleeding. ... (13 replies)
Re; iron infusions
Aug 19, 2005
... many thanks for reply. had 1st infusion today, so far so good, felt a bit weird during infusion (like being slightly drunk) and felt a bit queasy this evening. Due to have another on thursday, then one following week. Due to be seen by gyne doc cos heavy periods seem to be the problem, got my ferritin up from 2 to 7 with spatone water then go back down to 2/3 after period.... (13 replies)
... I've had a burning sore mouth, gums,and tongue for several months. They also feel numb sometimes. My gums bleed very easily. Sometimes, it's so painful I don't even want to drink water. Spicy foods, acidic drinks and hard foods make it even worse. It hurts to brush my teeth and floss. I went to my Dentist who took xrays, did a cleaning and looked around in my mouth and said... (2 replies)
New to this
Nov 16, 2004
... hey both of you If you have pernicous anemia, it means that your stomach will not take up b12 vitamins because 1 you don't have intrinsiq faktor or 2 the cells which take up b12 are not working both things mean that you will have to take b12 shots (to get the b12 directly into the muscles) normally the values need to be in between 150 an 750 but lots of people feel... (11 replies)
... I have pernicous anemia also, I had a gstric virus that destroyed my intrinsic factor so I have had to give myself shots every week for the last 7yrs. ... (28 replies)
... I too have the Neoropathy from the Pernicous Anemia,as I had it for years before being diagnosed......... ... (17 replies)

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