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B12 Signs Symptoms Assessment

The table below allows you to enter your signs and symptoms and immediately read off your B12 deficiency status (in the boxes at the start and end).

It was developed by Dr Chandy over decades of caring for patients, and has been found to be extremely reliable. We recommend that you follow up with a blood serum B12 test; this means that you can document your B12 deficiency status (threshold 200ng/L); on the occasions when the table below indicates B12 deficiency and yet total blood serum B12 test returns a reading above 200ng/L, we have observed that the blood serum B12 levels will fall soon after.  Total blood serum B12 is known to be a poor indicator of B12 deficiency status, and we are investigating a test for active-B12.  See also the Symptoms pages

NOTES:

  1. the table may change colour from white to grey to yellow to red - this is meant to happen to illustrate changing status
  2. the table is written in JavaScript.  if you have disabled JavaScript then you should download the document in Adobe Acrobat format
  3. this page does not save your score. If you wish for a permanent record, please print off the form

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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.
Donna, like so many women, wants to live a normal life. Vitamin B12 could give her that chance.
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.
Just the way it works for humans, oral B12 can make a world of a difference for your pet. My old cat Smudge chases the young cat again, climbs ladders (and climbs down herself), and is generally as fit as she was many years ago.
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.
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.
June describes her suffering when doctors didn't follow the standard protocol after any stomach or intestinal operation - to offer B12 replacement therapy
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.
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.