Does anyone know whether Pernicious Anemia can be Hereditary?
Someone in my family has it, and I have just discovered I have a low Platelet count and have to go for more bloods on the 21st - the 1st available appointment!! (I was being checked out for Ovarian/cervical Cancer and all other bloods - Cea, etc were ok)I need to have Full blood count again. I know it could mean a variety of things really and I mustnt jump to conclusions - but I am a nurse and wouldnt you do the same??!!I was told when I rang for the results that if I started to bleed - to ring the doctor.
I have been feeling tired lately and doing about 45 hours a week,plus trying to study for the NCLEX - looking after 2 kids and Husband that isnt too well.
Sorry this is all over the place - just needed to get it off my chest.
Jul 13, '03
I was diagnosed with PA in 1996, after losing weight, having weird dizzy spells, falling over etc. also have thyroid problems and bowel problems (all 3 being autoimmune diseases)
like Jennerizer it was being so,so tired all the time i could easily sleep for 14 hours!
My Doc told my 97% of PA suffers are 40+ year old women with blue/green eyes. which so far i found true! and strange!
I was 16 with green eyes, im ok now just suffer with cramps in my legs
I hope everything gets sorted, its horrible waiting.
Last edit by Spaniel gal on Jul 14, '03