Dr Chandy has 50 year's experience as a doctor, and 36 diagnosing, treating and understanding B12 deficiency. Due to some unfortunate circumstances (explained in the forthcoming book), he's also worked with patients who have had B12 supplements withdrawn or restricted.
If you want to understand your symptoms and where they are going, and what is the likelihood that you have B12 deficiency, then please fill in the Symptoms Diary and email the firstname.lastname@example.org. There one of the B12 deficiency support team will talk to you by email. I'm afraid we're no longer able to speak by phone.
The great thing about B12 deficiency (whatever you call it - whether ME, PA, Hashimotos, etc) is that it's easily cured. Supplements stop the deficiency.
We were getting people simply clicking on our website and asking for B12, with no notes, no discussion about whether it was likely to help. This caused us a lot of problems sorting out those who really need B12 from those who wanted to try some, and we've concluded that we can only answer a request from people who have spoken to Dr C and he's agreed you will actually benefit from it. Donations are going well, but they are still not quite enough to help the most needy. We only get funds from your donations - we don't get any support from eg NHS or government.
The local MP (Grahame Morris MP for Easington - who was a BMS (BioMedical Scientist) in the labs at Sunderland Royal Infirmary) interviews people with B12 deficiency to hear their story (August 27 2010). Here Jane describes the symptoms, and how she can't wait for her next B12 injection (in fact, she knows that she needs injections every 2 weeks because she's keeping a diary of the symptoms). We're restricted how often the GP can give injections, which is why we want to raise awareness.
June describes her suffering when doctors didn't follow the standard protocol after any stomach or intestinal operation - to offer B12 replacement therapy
New documentary out from Elissa Leonard in North America, featuring Sally Pacholok and many other internationally renowned experts.
Donna, like so many women, wants to live a normal life. Vitamin B12 could give her that chance.
Dr Chandy was nominated for the North East Local Heroes award. The interviewer was at first surprised - people don't get awards for doing what they are paid to do - but she persisted.
The Scottish Parliament discusses Pernicious Anaemia and vitamin B12 deficiency on Wednesday 7 March 2012.
This video is over 1 hour long and represents real political change - we are at last on our way.
Just the way it works for humans, oral B12 can make a world of a difference for your pet. My old cat Smudge chases the young cat again, climbs ladders (and climbs down herself), and is generally as fit as she was many years ago.
Janette first appeared in the BBC InsideOut documentary in October 2006. Since then the NHS has forced her doctor to withdraw B12 replacement therapy on a number of occasions, and she tells of her struggles with having B12 and then having it taken away.
She has bravely agreed to be filmed without her usual wig, but her memory is playing up because it is so long since her last injection.
Frankie tells of how she suffered, the tests she had to endure until doctors worked out what was wrong, and what a difference it has made.
Julia found her eyesight going as her eyes refused to focus on the same things as each other. She's been for all sorts of tests and treatment, but now that she's on B12 replacement therapy she's starting to see an improvement.