I took my brother who has multiple sclerosis and needed a wheelchair to get there to see his doctor in the hope of proving he has pernicious anaemia instead of M.S or as well or just B12 deficiency.
The doctor was not happy, we tried to be tactful but he has that God complex, thinks he's right in everything, we practically had to doff our caps to get anywhere. In fact he was very exasperated with us. My brother reeled off just some of his symptoms....he has about 38 which I have taken note off, he mentioned his swollen tongue, burning feet, too weak to walk and that our father had pernicious anemia. The doctor said he hadn't heard anything there that would not be MS. ( we didn't think we better read out all of them as he was being so assy) the doctor said in Johns last test his b12 result was 328... Range 180 -1000 but because he was using sublingual b12, we said it skewed the results as his other test two years before supplements was classed as 'a bit low' at 150, the doc disagreed with this and was cross.
I asked if he had had the Pernicous anemia test or homocysteine tested or Holo TC but the doc said no, too expensive, he hadn't got that because his b12 was high and he wouldn't tell me that again!! He said the lab wouldn't test when the result of b12 was so high this March 2016 , he didn't know if they did anything else when the result was low such as investigate that year when he tried to look back at the results he couldn't find out. I asked him for a printout of the bloods and he said 'give me a chance' and then it was only the March '16 last one. He would not do a blood test today as it was too late in the day....the only appointment I could get and it involved a three week wait.
My brother and I talked about how B12 healed the myelin damage in MS and that it was cheap to try and that some MS patients were given it and he reluctantly agree to give him 5 loading shots of hydroxocobalamin and he could then have one every three months so I am so hopeful that this will help my poor brother who is on the verge of having to go into a home or something as he can barely make if off the chair he is so weak and only 60 years old. If it helps we will buy more b12 in nose spray or something.
Wish us luck.