Giving You Back YOUR Life

A protocol for treatment

At last - we have prepared a short protocol for treatment of B12 deficiency.

This can be used by all clinicians (especially those in primary care) and will ensure people receive consistent DIAGNOSIS, and TREATMENT.

This protocol applies to patients of all ages.  

This protocol is open to comment.

1. Beginning a diagnosis - use the 1 Minute Signs & Symptoms Health Check (this quickly excludes other conditions or excludes B12 deficiency)

2. Order blood results and compare with reference ranges

3. Take appropriate action/ make appropriate referral for anything else that came up during the diagnosis

4. Follow appropriate treatment schedule for:

(blood serum B12 <200ng/L < 200pg/ml)

  1. B12 deficiency without neuropsychiatric signs and symptoms
  2.  B12 deficiency with neuropsychiatric signs and symptoms

(blood serum B12 >200ng/L)

Prophylaxis to prevent clinical deficiency

It also includes: Mother & foetus, neonate & child care

Download the protocol

 

To keep a diary of symptoms we recommend that you download Appendix A of the above protocol and fill in a copy each day.  If you do it online then the website will keep your diary for you.

Download Appendix A

To contact Dr Chandy and the Support Group, please email notifications@b12d.net. Please note it may take 5-10 days to get a reply.

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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.
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 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.
New documentary out from Elissa Leonard in North America, featuring Sally Pacholok and many other internationally renowned experts.
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.
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.
June describes her suffering when doctors didn't follow the standard protocol after any stomach or intestinal operation - to offer B12 replacement therapy
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.