A helpful Christmas tip for B12 deficient patients?

Dec 16, 2016 | Practical help | 9 comments

Some of you may know that this blog, the website www.www.b12deficiency.info  Facebook and Twitter pages are run by me, Tracey Witty.

Others write to the ‘B12deficiency.info team’ incorrectly thinking that the website is a huge concern with a team of staff. I am flattered by this and I hope it means that the website gives a professional impression!

But the fact is, that I work day to day on the website, blog, Facebook and Twitter alone but with brilliant support from my husband Damian. If you email or message the site, it is me who responds to you.

One of the things which transformed the speed of my work was embracing the use the microphone on my iPhone to speak the text I want to communicate. Some of you may well already be aware of this, but lately I realised that so many of my friends have not found and used this helpful little tiny square button yet – so I thought some of you may like to know about it too.

If you have a smart phone and haven’t used this fantastic facility yet it may also enhance your life!

This little tiny button on the bottom row of my iPhone keyboard means that I can answer your emails, Facebook and Twitter messages more swiftly.

I understand what an essential lifeline social media is for so many with chronic illness and that lengthy posts and messages can take real effort to type. Some find this exhausting, taking so much more time and effort than speaking, although I do know how difficult even ordering the spoken word can be between B12 injections for may people.

One thing I have to make sure I do is read through and correct the message or email before I press ‘send’ since the phone hears some words differently…it likes to record ‘fish and the sea’ in place of ‘deficiency’ most of the time!

If you use a smart phon  don’t forget you can also use your voice to ask it to remind you to call that person at a particular time, or in my case, to set an alarm to remind you to take something out of the oven.

I hope this helps, best wishes for a Happy Christmas,

Tracey x

If I’ve helped please consider buying me a coffee/leaving a virtual tip.
Doing this helps me to offer this free website to you and others around the world.
Thank you, I really do appreciate it.


  1. Rosemarie

    Thank you Tracey and for all the much needed, valuable help and information you’ve given us via your excellent site.

    I wish you and everyone here a

    Very Happy Christmas and Healthy New Year

    • Tracey Witty

      And a very Happy Christmas and Healthy New Year to you too Rosemarie, thanks for your kind words, Tracey xx

  2. Nicky

    Thank you Tracey… your advise is always read and digested , taken on board and given some thought . Wishing you and yours a wonderful Christmas time and a healthy new year … thank for all your hard work and wise words… and … what a shame about the biscuits lol !! It viuld only have been biscuits now couldn’t it … !?!?

    • Tracey Witty

      Dear Nicky Thank you, have a very happy gluten free biscuit filled Christmas! My failed biscuits were more ‘American tan’ than ‘pale golden’ so they have been crushed and will live out their days on top of icecream, every cloud!

  3. sharon

    Thank you Tracey for your dedication . I wish you a happy Christmas .

    • Tracey Witty

      Dear Sharon, thank you, your valuable and dedicated work on the support group deserves a mention too! Wishing you a very Happy Christmas and all the very best for 2017, Tracey x

  4. Lottie

    Hi Tracey
    I recently had a FBC – and it cane back as “normal” but my B12 was highlighted at 132.
    My GP said this isnt too severely low and he wasn’t too worried as the low end is 140
    He has suggested that I start with some B12 supplements for now and then see how I get on…
    being new to all this I really want to do some further research into all this, but my gut instinct says No, I feel that I need the shots…
    I was wondering based on your experience and knowledge on B12, should I be overly concerned about my B12 level?
    Any advice would be very gratefully received!
    Thank you in advance.
    Merry Christmas and the very best of Health for 2017!

    • Tracey Witty

      Dear Lottie, your GP drastically needs to update his knowledge I’m afraid. Your level is extremely low and you need injections. Your gut instinct is correct. Please see the following links and perhaps share with your GP! -Point 4 – 6 here http://www.www.b12deficiency.info/what-to-do-next/

      Your experience is not uncommon and what often happens next is that the patients take the supplements, struggle on, and then are retested and of course the serum the level will have risen to ‘within range’ (but symptoms remain) so then a GP without a correct understanding of the situation (the fact that this is absolutely no indication of what is happening at a cellular level) then tells you that you are absorbing B12 so it can’t be B12 deficiency which is causing your symptoms! It appears that any tactic is employed rather than give the patient the treatment they need. A Vitamin! They need to stop messing around and get you on the road to health before Christmas so that you can start healing those nerves!! PLease contact me here http://www.www.b12deficiency.info/contact-me if you need any help!

      Wishing you all the very best for Christmas and 2017.

      Tracey x

  5. Charlotte

    Hi Tracey
    Thank you so much for your quick reply, much appreciated.
    And a Big Thank you for your advice, I will be on the phone first thing to the surgery to try and get this sorted before they close for Christmas. Yes these Doctors all have a medical degree but I have a degree in … Me! And I know my own body and something tells me to get this investigated and to fight for a treatment plan that I am confident in.
    Your website has been a god send and being a fellow sufferer, Hats off to you for using your precious energy to keep this site updates and helping others. (I can barely get out of bed these days!) so Thank you for being a ray of light in this dark confusing brain fog tunnel whilst I try to get the energy to get my head around all this and all my other ailments.
    At the moment it feels like a never ending list!
    Will definitely take you up on your kind offer to email directly, thank you!
    Speak soon
    Lottie xx


Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.