Giving You Back YOUR Life

My Health Checks and Symptoms Diary

We've asked everyone to keep your symptoms diary up to date.  Here's how you do it.

The "My Health checks" area has your previous records.  You add to them by using the  "Run B12 Calculator" which creates a new health check. Once you have completed one, you'll see it in the "My Health Checks" area.  When you do this every week (or every day, or however often) you can see a history of your symptoms and scores with dates attached, which you can then compare with your treatment days and see how far you've come.

Run B12 Calculator

The symptoms calculator has a flow chart on the right, which shows you where you are as you answer sections on the left.  Keep going through the questions, there are 10 sections to put answers and there's room to add notes to each section.  You need to answer all 10 sections in order to complete a Health Check.

Finally, you need to click the "Submit B12 Calculator" button bottom right to save your record.  That will take you back to "My Health Checks" to see how you've progressed since the last time.

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The Scottish Parliament discusses Pernicious Anaemia and vitamin B12 deficiency on Wednesday 7 March 2012.
This video is over 1 hour long and represents real political change - we are at last on our way.
Janette first appeared in the BBC InsideOut documentary in October 2006. Since then the NHS has forced her doctor to withdraw B12 replacement therapy on a number of occasions, and she tells of her struggles with having B12 and then having it taken away.
She has bravely agreed to be filmed without her usual wig, but her memory is playing up because it is so long since her last injection.
Susan gets very tired, which isn't much fun especially as she has so much to do. Here she tells her story.
June describes her suffering when doctors didn't follow the standard protocol after any stomach or intestinal operation - to offer B12 replacement therapy
Dr Chandy was nominated for the North East Local Heroes award. The interviewer was at first surprised - people don't get awards for doing what they are paid to do - but she persisted.
Frankie tells of how she suffered, the tests she had to endure until doctors worked out what was wrong, and what a difference it has made.
The local MP (Grahame Morris MP for Easington - who was a BMS (BioMedical Scientist) in the labs at Sunderland Royal Infirmary) interviews people with B12 deficiency to hear their story (August 27 2010). Here Jane describes the symptoms, and how she can't wait for her next B12 injection (in fact, she knows that she needs injections every 2 weeks because she's keeping a diary of the symptoms). We're restricted how often the GP can give injections, which is why we want to raise awareness.
Julia found her eyesight going as her eyes refused to focus on the same things as each other. She's been for all sorts of tests and treatment, but now that she's on B12 replacement therapy she's starting to see an improvement.
New documentary out from Elissa Leonard in North America, featuring Sally Pacholok and many other internationally renowned experts.
The definitive and original guide to B12 deficiency, Dr Chandy interviewed by Chris Jackson of UK BBC Inside Out Team broadcast 31 Oct 2008.
Dr Joseph Chandy explains symptoms and shows the restorative effect on one patient (other patients' families have asked that we edit out their stories unfortunately)