We've been surprised how many people, and how many conditions, benefit from B12 replacement therapy. It isn't a wonder drug - it's a simple vitamin - but it affects all parts of the body and when you are lacking B12 (you have B12 deficiency) it can show up in many many different ways.
See the testimonials from patients of Dr Chandy and other members of the Vitamin B12 Patient Support Group at the bottom of the page.
Dr Chandy Local Hero
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.
BBC INSIDE OUT - 31ST OCTOBER 20
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)
B12 is needed after any sort of stomach operation
June describes her suffering when doctors didn't follow the standard protocol after any stomach or intestinal operation - to offer B12 replacement therapy
Jane and her husband describe symptoms of pernicious anaemia and B12 deficiency
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.
Tiredness - My Story
Susan gets very tired, which isn't much fun especially as she has so much to do. Here she tells her story.
It works on pets too - cat rolling back the years
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.
Debate on Diagnosis and Treatment of Pernicious Anaemia
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.
Diagnosing and Treating B12 deficiency
New documentary out from Elissa Leonard in North America, featuring Sally Pacholok and many other internationally renowned experts.
B12 deficiency can affect your Eyesight
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.
Pernicious anemia and hair loss
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.
Women's problems from B12 deficiency
Donna, like so many women, wants to live a normal life. Vitamin B12 could give her that chance.
Pernicious Anaemia and B12 deficiency
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.