Jaime Posted August 17, 2004 Report Share Posted August 17, 2004 A few months ago my doc did lab work and it showed that my B12 was deficient. She figured that it was just nutritional so she gave me a B12 shot and rechecked it in 3 months and it was well within normal limits. Well, I recently went to see a rheumatologist and she says that I have pernicious anemia. Well, this doc was not nice at all and I had a very hard time trusting her medical advice so I went to see my family doc. She doesn't think that I have pernicious anemia, but she said that I need an endoscopy to make sure that I don't. She also said that if I do have it that it is not causing the POTS.......she gave me an explanation of why she believes this but I am having some brain fog today so I can't remember. Anyways, the point of this is that I am terrified to have an endoscopy because the surgeon who is doing it is unfamiliar with POTS (I couldn't find one that was familiar with it) and I am just really scared to be put under anesthesia. Does anyone know what precautions need to be taken and if there are, how do I tell him without offending him?? I think he may have somewhat of a God complex, but I do trust him more than any of the other surgeons in my area so I don't want to offend him. Also, I am so scared because I am severely allergic to latex and going to a hospital is a nightmare for me. I am also just so frustrated because it seems like everyday I have a new health problem to deal with and I can't work so my bills are stacking up. Plus I have to start school in less than 2 weeks and I really hope that the EGD doesn't make me so sick that I can't start school on time. I am so sorry to ramble on like this. I would appreciate any help you could offer!Thanks,Jaime Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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