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circumstances (explained in the forthcoming book), he's also worked with patients who have had B12 supplements withdrawn or restricted.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 good Doctor on firstname.lastname@example.org. Please describe your symptoms, and if possible please send a phone number and the best times/ days of the week for him to call you.
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.
Susan gets very tired, which isn't much fun especially as she has so much to do. Here she tells her story.
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.
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.
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.
New documentary out from Elissa Leonard in North America, featuring Sally Pacholok and many other internationally renowned experts.
The definitive and original guide to B12 deficiency, Dr Chandy interviewed by Chris Jackson of UK BBC Inside Out Team broadcast 31 Oct 2008.
Dr Joseph Chandy explains symptoms and shows the restorative effect on one patient (other patients' families have asked that we edit out their stories unfortunately)
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.
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.