I went to an ENT appointment yesterday -after waiting for over 7 months, I was a bit unsure about what to take (could no longer remember what had initiated GP's referral), so took some photos, diary and symptoms list, some research in a folder.
After talking and examining, going through photos, discussing symptoms list etc. the consultant said that all the symptoms that I had presented to him were B12-related. He told me to continue with my injections (every other day) and that I was doing absolutely the right thing. That I would improve over time......!!!!
He also said that I was correct in thinking that damaged, infected and malfunctioning saliva glands and ducts do have an impact on B12 metabolism*. He is now referring me back to the specialist department that deals with procedures to widen strictures to the salivary ducts (a procedure that I first had done in 2014).
He also complimented my GP on her detailed referral letter, and me on my notes and photos, saying that they were most helpful to him !
Wanted to kiss him !
* Haptocorrin/ R-binders in saliva envelop and protect B12 in food (extrinsic factor) from stomach acid.