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    1rmouse posted:
    Hello FMily, I just got done talking to my cousin the doctor and she told me that my uncle, her dad, has something called Pernicious Anemia B12 Related. She suggested that I ask for a special B12 scan, you have to fast for this one and see if I may be B12/6 deficient, like he is. If caught before it begins to show symptoms there will be no symptoms.
    She said that memory loss, fog, confusion, feeling tired, weak and achy are beging signs of it.
    She said a simple shot of B12..B6, will do the trick.. Just thought I'd post this as I am going to ask my PCP for this scan and make sure that I don't have the beginnings of the lack of B6.
    Linda R
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    MagPrincess responded:
    That is intresting.

    My B vitamins were great at last check. Something to ponder though.
    Dollbug responded:
    Hello Linda.......MiMi in NC.....a lot of older people get this...both my grandparents had this.....but my dad did not...

    Interesting though....I just might talk to my doctor about this....he has never even mention it to me...

    Thanks for sharing...

    1rmouse responded:
    Me again, the anemia begins to show itself in a person in their late 60's or early 70' she says, and I'm not there, yet, but thought if it runs in families I might as well talk to my PCP about it now and see if a test would be worthwhile.
    The symptoms of fog, confusion, tiredness and achiness got me to thinking of FM so I posted the medical condition that is related to low B12/6.
    Linda R
    malran replied to 1rmouse's response:
    i've never had my b12/6 checked but i will get this done your tip is a great help thanks a mill
    magginolia responded:
    hi, 1rmouse....... maggi here.i too have pernicious anemia, as well as my 2 grown children. we were all diagnosed at about 5 years of age. it does run in families.i used to get b12 shots every month as a child right up through adulthood and they really helped. i am now just taking the big horse pills but my labwork seems to come back okay. i have a really good doctor who keeps a check on me every 3 months. what a blessing.
    get yourself checked and get things under control fast. you dont need any extra problems with your health and this is usually easy to take care of so it doesnt become a problem.
    best of luck to you.
    fibrowhyme responded:
    Thanks. I am def going to ask at my next visit if i was ever tested for this when I have had my fasting blood work. Thanks again!

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