When I changed doctors in October 2015, my new doctor told me I no longer need my B12 injections. After 7 months of increasingly alarming symptoms and falling B12 levels, I felt I had hit a brick wall. It was then, while I was searching on the internet for information that I came across B12deficiency.info. Even with brain fog, I knew I had found a really good site. After reading through it all I decided to email Tracey and ask for her advice as I was at the point of giving up and not knowing what to do for the best. At the time, I didn't really expect to get a reply, and if I did, I assumed it would probably be a generic response.
What I got back was an email from someone who has been exactly where I was. There was so much support and advice that I cried. It was such an amazing feeling to find someone who not only cared but understood! Tracey recommended I write a letter to my doctor, which she proof read for me, and advised me on additional information to send to my doctor.
At my next appointment, my doctor, who had previously discussed my case with the other doctors who had concluded I didn't require injections, told me she no longer agreed with that. She thanked me for my educational letter!
Thanks to Tracey's wonderful website and personal support I am now getting my injections and my doctor is now much more supportive.
I can't express how grateful I am to Tracey - Thank you!
I found the 'What to do next' page completely invaluable, unfortunately my GP who is very kind and helpful, is missing some really vital aspects of B12 treatment. I am so pleased that I found this site and have shared it with my friends and family.
I would like to thank you for your helpful advice. You have been very patient and knowledgeable and without you would never had been having treatment for anaemia and low B12. My GP told me my levels were fine and in-fact I was in need of urgent medication. Your advice was outstanding and I can never thank you enough. I wish you every success and I'm sure others without knowledge like myself will greatly benefit from your help. Many thanks.
I cannot praise Tracey enough for her focus and effort in correlating so much research, all of which has been sourced to bring only correct and up to date information to the seeker in regard to PA/B12d. I think the site is a fantastic resource for any inquirer into this debilitating medical condition, whether you are searching for yourself, for a family member, a colleague or a friend. Directing doctors here would be an education for them too and I say that, not out of malice but because until I was diagnosed I was very in the dark as to how vital B12 is for survival and I was, up until final collapse, a senior staff nurse. I particularly like the pink highlighted text which when clicked on will take you to journals or further reading
I now feel very informed and I have the confidence to be able to verbalise my needs to the medical profession from GP to consultant, who for the most part are not very well informed, understanding or empathetic as to how awful this condition it is. By leading doctors to such site it may result in far better management for us all, B12 may just be a simple vitamin to the many but it’s potential to heal when prescribed correctly is immense.
So on that note all that is left to say is a HUGE, MAHOOSIVE, THANK YOU to the wonderful Tracey Witty for her huge effort, I truly appreciate all your hard work which will enable so very many to have some control over their own healthcare needs
This is the most comprehensive website I have found on Vitamin B12 Deficiency, it is well written, and covers all I have needed to find in order to gain a diagnosis for my many symptoms. It has been a complete lifesaver for me!
Thanks a million for your website. It has answered so many questions for me and my physician is very impressed too!
I fully believed in my diagnosis of both fibromyalgia and CFS until a friend pointed me towards this frankly fantastic site. I was very reluctant but I read through the symptoms list and obviously ticked a great many. I had never been tested for B12 deficiency but I was found to be very low in B12 and folate. Sadly my GP would only give me 3 monthly injections, so now I source my B12 injections online.
I live in South Africa and it was my sister who lives in the UK who sent me the link to the site, my mother-in-law was behaving very oddly and we thought she must have dementia - how ecstatic we were to find that B12 injections were the answer. Great site, great work!
Thank you Tracey, I wrote a letter with the help of your page and I am now receiving my injections every other day. My doctor could not argue with the wealth of information you make available and now I am being treated properly - I cannot thank you enough!
I thought I was going insane, I was seeing things and hearing things and my Dr said I was bipolar. I cannot praise this site enough for flagging up the relationship between mental health and a simple vitamin deficiency! Thank googness for Dr Google and the support of Tracey, keep up the great work!
I just wanted to write and thank you for such creating such an informative site. It was only through finding your site that I realised I could buy my own B12 injections over the counter. I was shocked that my Doctor had never told me this even though I was struggling to maintain good health on the treatment level I was allowed. It has changed my life! Thank you so much.