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I am having physical and mental effects of pernacious anemia. Need help?
5 doctors weighed in

Dr. Susan Uhrich
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree
In brief: Need B12
By pill or by injection!

In brief: Need B12
By pill or by injection!
Dr. Susan Uhrich
Dr. Susan Uhrich
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Dr. Helmy Guirgis
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: EASY !
Once the diagnosis of pernicious anemia is made, treatment is easy, intramuscular b 12 injection.
The difficulty lies in making the diagnosis. Who made the diagnosis? How and why did the anemia develop? Is it because of stomach surgery? Vegetarian ? Medication as metformin? Lack of intrinsic factor because of stomach surgery necessitates that the vitamin be injected !

In brief: EASY !
Once the diagnosis of pernicious anemia is made, treatment is easy, intramuscular b 12 injection.
The difficulty lies in making the diagnosis. Who made the diagnosis? How and why did the anemia develop? Is it because of stomach surgery? Vegetarian ? Medication as metformin? Lack of intrinsic factor because of stomach surgery necessitates that the vitamin be injected !
Dr. Helmy Guirgis
Dr. Helmy Guirgis
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Dr. Apurv Agrawal
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Vitamin B12
Generally treatment with B12 improves symptoms.
You can take a pill 1000mcg orally daily. Ideally though you should get a shot of that dose daily for 5 days, then weekly for 4 weeks, then monthly.

In brief: Vitamin B12
Generally treatment with B12 improves symptoms.
You can take a pill 1000mcg orally daily. Ideally though you should get a shot of that dose daily for 5 days, then weekly for 4 weeks, then monthly.
Dr. Apurv Agrawal
Dr. Apurv Agrawal
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Dr. JUDY WASHINGTON
Family Medicine
In brief: Get treated
Pernicious anemia is easily treated with B12 2000 mcg daily.
It is best to use the sublingual form. However if you are having severe symptoms. B12 (cyanocobalamine) shots may be the best initial treatment. See your doctor.

In brief: Get treated
Pernicious anemia is easily treated with B12 2000 mcg daily.
It is best to use the sublingual form. However if you are having severe symptoms. B12 (cyanocobalamine) shots may be the best initial treatment. See your doctor.
Dr. JUDY WASHINGTON
Dr. JUDY WASHINGTON
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