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BOOK Vitamin B12 deficiency in clinical practice - B12d Patient Case Studies

In the course of Dr Chandy's work, we observed thousands of patients and a number of them consented to have their case studies compiled into the book in 2019 (www.b12d.org/book) and prior to that (2014) into a compentium, which is enclosed here.

B12 deficiency case studies from 2014

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9

Energy/ Haemopoetic system 

Extreme fatigue, ME/CFS, fibromyalgia, often combined with endocrine system malfunction (also see endocrine on pg 29)

10 Mother and daughter: B12 deficiency without macrocytosis but with neuropsychiatric symptoms
11 B12 deficiency and hypoadrenalism
12 Child withdrawn and lacking energy
13

Neurological case studies

Numbness, pins & needles, phantom pains, loss of power, SACD

14

Single limb paralysis

15

Mother champions the cause for her daughters

16

Left oculomotor nerve paralysis

17

Lhermitte's Sign

18

Motor nerve damage

19

Facial weakness/ palsy

20

MS-like presentation

21

Bell's Palsy affecting left side of face

22

Ramsay-Hunt syndrome

23

Psychiatric Symptoms

24

Totally drained, depressed, skin rash all over his body

25

ME, Depression, Fibromyalgia, Munchausen's by proxy, joint pain

26

Eye, Ear, Throat

Glossopharyngeal nerve pathology leading to difficulty swallowing, persistent cough, etc

27

Glossopharyngiditis

28

Persistent cough and swallowing difficulty, lasting 1 year

29

Immune system and Autoimmune conditions case studies

B12 not only affects the red blood cells, it also affects platelets and white cells, including immune system

30

Can people die of B12 deficiency? Two case studies contrasted

31

B12 and Adrenal insufficiency

32

Common immunodeficiency

33

Cardiovascular/ respiratory system 

Palpitations, chest pain, heart-disease-like presentation, breathlessness and asthma-like presentation

34

Cardiomyopathy and mitral-aortic defect in pregnant mother

35

Vasculitis due to B12 deficiency/ hypoadrenalism

36

Erupto-xanthoma

37

Gastro-intestinal tract

Colitis, IBS, Mouth Ulcers

38

Swallowing difficulty, extremely incoherent speech and colitis

39

Skin, hair, connective tissue, joints

40

Subtle cobalamin deficiency with clinically deficient presentation ME, fibromyalgia, myositis

42

Rheumatoid arthritis

43

Alopecia

44

Lupus, Rheumatoid arthritis & Raynaud's Disease

45

Ankylosing spondylitis/ sacroiliitis

46

Genito-urinary system

Incontinence, infertility, miscarriage

47

Fertility and tiredness

48

Familiy inheritance of B12 deficiency, B12 deficiency in children

including problems of folic acid supplementation without B12 in pregnancy

49

Four generations

50

Genetic incidence is clear

51

Mother and children

B12 deficiency case studies from 2014

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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.
Donna, like so many women, wants to live a normal life. Vitamin B12 could give her that chance.
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.
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.
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.
June describes her suffering when doctors didn't follow the standard protocol after any stomach or intestinal operation - to offer B12 replacement therapy
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.
New documentary out from Elissa Leonard in North America, featuring Sally Pacholok and many other internationally renowned experts.