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Below we've listed some of the questions that come up when people write to us. Please keep writing – we love to hear from you (

Perhaps it is inevitable that we get the same questions coming up on a regular basis. Don't let that stop you from writing in to ask for advice – but please read here to save time.

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  • How long will my symptoms last/how long will I take to recover?

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  • What would B12 deficiency (B12d) be confused with?

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  • I'm thinking of starting my own Coffee Morning

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  • I have symptoms ... Do I have B12 deficiency?

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  • Why dont vegetarians get B12 deficiency straight away

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  • Which Methylcobalamin should I order and how much does it cost?

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  • Instructions for using Hydoxocobalamin Ampoules

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  • Instructions for using Methylcobalamin ampoules

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Are you B12 Deficient? Use our diagnstic calculator to find your diagnosis and how we can help you
Charity Events - View our calendar of events and see what is coming up for B12d
Success Stories - Read success stories on patients of Dr Chandy and other B12 Patients

B12d Charity Support Group Blog

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    B12d Pens, Key Rings and Badges

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    Start Early for best results - B12 in pregnancy

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    Fibromyalgia and Vitamin B12

    Fibromyalgia - all over body pain and a painful sensiti...

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Donna, like so many women, wants to live a normal life. Vitamin B12 could give her that chance.
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.
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.
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.
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)
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.