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I am having physical and mental effects of pernacious anemia. Need help?

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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. Apurv Agrawal
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
2 doctors agree

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. 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. 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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