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Posted by Mary Hanson on May 23, 2000 at 21:07:46:

My 26 year old daughter was diagnosed with PA several months ago. She has no intrinsic factor and also has gastritis. She has a significant peripheral neuropathy in her legs and feet - so bad that she went to the doctor due to falling several times at work, and was unable to get back up. She is on an antidepressant (which has helped the mood swings considerably), and takes sub-lingual B-12. Her level is now above 2000. She is no longer anemic, either.

No one on my side of the family has ever had PA. Her paternal grandmother has gotten B-12 shots off and on through the years, but I do not think that she truly has PA. We are at a loss to explain this.

She said one of her coworkers told her that having PA would substantially complicate any pregnancy, if she were able to get pregnant. Does anyone have any information regarding pregnancy and PA?

Thank you very much. Although I'm not a stranger to message boards, I am new to this one.

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