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I developed HELLP syndrome after the birth of my little girl

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I developed HELLP syndrome after the birth of my little girl in 2014. It nearly took my life but thankfully I survived. This was also followed by a blood clot, 6 weeks later. I feel I have not returned to myself, as I was before this episode. In the last 18 months my b12 has dropped twice, receiving second lot of b12 jabs next week. I suffer with extreme fatigue, dizziness, confusion, memory fog. My gp suspects fibromyalgia. My questions are:
1. I have read that hellp syndrome can lead onto Sheehan sydrome. I had a short synacthen test, and results came back as normal so my gp said didn’t need to see endocrinologist. Should this have been explored further?
2. Gp doesn’t seem bothered abut looking into why my b12 keeps dropping. I did have a test for pernicious anemia 18 months ago. I’ve asked to be tested again for this but she says there is no need?
Thank you for any advice
Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Endocrinology
Expert:  wieyedoc replied 4 months ago.

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Expert:  wieyedoc replied 4 months ago.

I believe that your GP should refer you to an endocrinologist as he is really of of his depth with your condition.

A good exam by a specialist is the only way to make sure everything that can be done is being done, especially since your B12 is falling.

You need more complete testing and care.

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