I am new to this. Unwell a few months. Improve with VERY restful lifestyle - worst symptom now after acute illness with loads of B12 symptoms is burning pain in scalp but have many B12 symptoms still including real oversensitivity to stimulus.
Bloods show repeated strong positive parietal cell antibodies and B12 of 258 which did rise to 270 over 3 months taking floridax as a tonic as did not know what was wrong. Very low iron stores for years but Hb just about OK at bottom end of normal.
No intrinsic factor antibodies in September 10 and GP thinks I can currently absorb B12 from food but " may well go on to develop PA" but levels within normal range at present.
I have printed off and studied the Freddd and Kevin summaries of self treatment/threads from 2008 and 2009 and plan to embark on this to try and get better and regain energy levels/stop burning pain.
I would be very grateful to learn if this is the latest most up to date information in terms of what to take. Also do I need to take potassium - mine was tested September 10 and was at 4.8.
Also is burning pain on the scalp a recognized B 12 symptom and/or redness of scalp?
Very much look forward to hearing from you.