Hi my name's Nikki I'm 54 and found out yesterday that I have Vitamin B12 and folic acid anaemia. I am waiting for fast track referral for further investigation by gastroenterologist. I've had bowel changes for the past 6 months and lost my appetite, had nausea and feel absolutly exhausted all the time. I have a very strong family history of bowel and colon cancer within my family and I'm worried sick. The way my father passed away haunts me to this day.
My GP has not been helpful at all and all testing has been pushed by me. I was told yesterday to look up on the internet when asking what causes B12 aneamia and still have'nt even been examined in person only phone consultations !!. I'm seeing another GP on Monday and also starrting Vit B12 injections every other day on Tuesday but getting to the bottom (pardon the pun!) of what is causing me to feel so unwell is driving me mad.
Has anyone out there had simular problems with being taken seriously over syptoms especially with such a large number of family members having colon/bowel cancer ?