I'm just reading the opener to the BMJ article: Hunt et al 4/9/14
"Vitamin b12 deficiency is an essential cofactor that is integral to methylation processes important in reactions related to DNA and cell metabolism, ....may lead to disruption of DNA and cell Metabolism and thus have serious clinical consequences".
I'm wondering why, since I had a serious b12 deficiency blood test overlooked for a year - and then being offered a treatment which should only be offered to vegans (contra-indicated for meat eaters) I have been faced over the last 4 years by a bunch of twerps saying stuff like:
"Oooh. I know a nurse and she sez ...."
"Why would you think a vitamin b12 deficiency would make you ill?" (accompanied with a snigger)
"Well, your b12 levels are normal now!"
Or how about
"You're not ill!"
"Nobody gets b12 deficiency anymore!" (another snigger)
"I've been a nurse for 25 years and people only need an injection once every three months"
usually immediately followed by;
"Why is it that so many people want b12 injections more than every three months?" (snigger)
Duh, something tells me you are a bit thick and should maybe consider a career change!
Know what I'd like to know?
I'd like to know why I was given contraindicated medication for my deficiency?
I'd like to know why my sum total of medical assistance has been a 50mcg tablet per day and an x-ray?
I'd like to know why nobody within the medical profession took my illness and remaining injuries seriously despite me working for 34 years and never being signed off for sickness benefit during that time, yet they suddenly decided I had turned in to a lazy hypochondriac who was to be treated like a potential benefit scrounger and malingerer when I have never been given a penny in benefits and paid for all my own treatment.
I'd like to know why the medical profession can't recognise sick people when they are sat in front of them and why they think, in light of the opening paragraph, b12 deficiency is a blood condition which is easily treated?
Rant over but it might be temporary...