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    Old 11-10-2006, 12:47 PM   #1
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    Question Pernicious Anemia - What do you know about it?

    I was told to take B12 Injections by my doctor, so I started doing that...then he tells me that I am very low on Vitamin D, so I am now taking everything that jacks that up...Another doctor stated that it sounds like I have this pernicious anemia and I have heard nothing from my regular doctor on the what fors, whys, and how comes that he is prescribing me to take these things....All he wants me to do is come to his office and we never can discuss anything and he knows nothing much else. he doesn't ever bring my file in for the office call. I'm confused and bewildered about what is going on...am I a suspect of this condition, or am I just being ripped off by my doctor? I have no idea why he won't communicate things better. Anyone have any ideas on this type of anemia and/or any remedies elsewise?

    I need to hear from you folks...thanks for your help...

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    Old 11-11-2006, 04:28 AM   #2
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    Re: Pernicious Anemia - What do you know about it?

    Tator, I'm thinkin' maybe it's time to find another doc

     
    Old 11-12-2006, 12:55 PM   #3
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    Re: Pernicious Anemia - What do you know about it?

    Tator Tot: I was diagnosed with Pernicious Anemia 4 months ago, it took nearly five months of constant visits and 7 specialist to finally give me the help I needed. I fired one doc because of the lack of concern; she made me feel like I was making everything up and that she really didn't seem to care. I gave her the third times a charm rule and when she failed I quickly found a new neurologist. It was only my persistence and a handful of great doctors who really listened and took me serious. There were moments when it was all just to much for me to handle – during this time my family stood my ground for me and it worked out well. I know that I really wasn’t a candidate for this illness given my age and no prior history of stomach surgery or problems along with the fact that my numbers were not as low as they should be to cause such problems. Since low B12 attacks your entire nervous system symptoms can vary widely. During the process I spent a lot of time on the internet researching everything. I kept my entire medical history with me, any tests done I always got copies and kept each doctor up to date. After each visit I researched each word or medical note that I did not understand. The information helped me to communicate better with the doctors plus I understood each direction they were going regarding the battery of tests. According to the doctor B12 is one of the hardest vitamins for the body to absorb since there are a number of factors that must work right before the job can be done correctly. See this web page it gave me the most information and understanding of the problem [url]http://www.emedicine.com/med/topic1799.htm[/url]


    Good news is that this problem is easy to control and if found soon enough should not cause permanent damage. It does take awhile before you get back to normal (whatever that may be) I have greatly improved in the last 4 months but still have some issues to work thru. Each day gets better and better. Hang in there and good luck on your quest I will pray for you in hopes that you find an answer soon.

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