- HEALTH TRACKER
1) Yes I have had both - and got a low potassium induced cardiac arrest in the bargain. They are just now (I am 3 1/2_years out) starting to really get to the bottom of this. The pernicious anemia is related to a lack of intrinsic factor. And on top of that my body basically just decided it wasn't gonna make blood anymore sometime late last year. The treatments so far have been iron infusions, blood transfusions, massive doses of B12 and vitamin D. Next week we are going to start Epogyn (sp?) injections. I'm not quite sure what that is (I know, I need to research but I am just so damn tired I can hardly sit up for an hour at a time right now), but it appears to be some kind of hormone that is supposed to jump start your iron and/or red blood cell production. Sorry, you should probably google it. So you are not alone.
(I don't have a blind stomach - my RnY was kind of mutated, so you would think they would have been watching this whole intrinsic factor production from the beginning since it is produced by your stomach lining but no.)
2) Pump is right. You'll get a lot more info on the DS forum, so you really do want to cross post, even though you are an RnY.
Best of luck to you. Wish I could help somehow. For the record, I too do not regret having the surgery one bit.=)
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