Can't Get Doctors to Believe that I Have Vitamin B12 Deficiency

by Jean

It seems it has become the norm. for surgery doctors to disbelieve you have the symptoms of pernicious anaemia or B12 deficiency . In order to help myself I have been taking B12 Methylcobalamin oral spray which has made a difference to my health.

I imagine if I do get an appointment eventually to test for these problems it will be an issue to register these problems that exist. I have had a problem with anaemia all my life - I also have a under active thyroid condition and have previously had a quadruple bypass 4 years ago plus in November 2014 had 2 heart attacks - second one because first stent was too weak.
I am 76 and have experienced many of the symptoms listed when reading again & again about these matters which make a lot of sense to me.

Going back to 2013 I experienced a bad bout of dizziness when getting out of bed one morning which one of the surgery doctors was adamant it was a bout of vertigo - but left me with many side effects for well over a week. I then discovered quite a lot about peripheral neuropathy after that experience. I am strong willed & I continue to do the best I can to help myself but am anxious to understand if I could find the answers.

I would be grateful for your advice because I hate the thought of these doctors in the surgery not taking me seriously once again. I have come across so many in similar situations when they are not taken seriously.

I would appreciate your help if you have the time please. Recently had a problem with helicobacter pylori which I dealt with myself.


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I feel for you
by: Kerri Knox, RN

Hi Jean,

Well, I can certainly feel for you. Your complaints are some of the reasons that I got out of the traditional medical profession.

Unfortunately, the best way to approach this is to change YOUR thinking and not try to change the thinking of your doctor or the medical profession. Instead of thinking that doctors manage your care, and you are just the 'subject' of this care, you need to take 100% responsibility for your health and to use doctors as resources. You do not need 'validation' of your health problems from your doctor, just use them as a resource to help you and take care of the rest yourself.

It's your health, so be the manager and the one who is 100% responsible for it. This is a very distinct change of thought from what we are led to believe. Yes, you might need their 'services', but you are not a slave to those services, and if you need something, then use their resources, but otherwise, you may need to take care of it yourself.

If you believe that you have B12 deficiency, you do not need anyone else to believe you and you do not need doctors to 'do' anything about it. You can take care of it yourself just like you did with H pylori.

Otherwise, I'm not sure what to tell you. You cannot change your doctors and it's likely you could bring in a ream of peer-reviewed research supporting your position and they would not change their mind . So, what, exactly, are you looking for. If you are looking for validation, you'll probably not get it. If you are looking for health, well, you don't need them to validate the feelings you have in your body to get that.

Kerri Knox RN

Kerri Knox, RN- The Immune System Queen
Functional Medicine Practitioner
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