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Mystery of the Internal Vibration

Entry for July 31, 2006

Was just reading about ways to protect yourself against cell phone radiation. Here are some supplements that help protect the body. No one has ever mentioned any of this despite my story about EMF exposure.

Microwave radiation has been shown to decrease levels of anti-oxidants in the body. These are substances the body produces to protect itself, and their levels are sensitive indicators in stress, aging, infections and various other disease states.

Take nutritional supplements, particularly anti-oxidants Superoxide Dismutase (SOD),  Catalase, Glutathione, and Coq10.

Other supplements you may need are:

Melatonin: a powerful anti-oxidant noted to prevent DNA breaks in brain cells. Also effective in preventing kidney damage from cell phones;

Zinc: protects the eye from oxidative damage and helps preserve the levels of anti-oxidants in the blood;

Gingko Biloba: an herb considered a powerful anti-oxidant which prevents oxidative damage in the brain, eye and kidney. Also helps support the production of SOD, catalase and glutathione;

Bilberry extract: preserves vision and reduces oxidative damage to the eyes.

Microwave radiation has been shown to decrease levels of anti-oxidants in the body and I had extremely high level of free radicals in my system. Another interesting connection? Riboflavin deficiency can cause high level of free radicals in the body.

In addition to producing energy for the body, riboflavin also works as an antioxidant by scavenging damaging particles in the body known as free radicals. These particles occur naturally in the body but can damage cell membranes, interact with genetic material, and possibly contribute to the aging process as well as the development of a number of health conditions such as heart disease and cancer. Antioxidants such as riboflavin can neutralize free radicals and may reduce or even help prevent some of the damage they cause.

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Entry for July 31, 2006


Picked up the multi-vitamin today from SISU. Even the multi contains the high grade formula of B2 & B6. The advantage now is that the dosage is only 10 mg and 1 mg respectfully so I’ll be able to take it three times a day for better absorption without getting too much. I take one with my dinner.

Suggested Adult Dosage: 2 capsules daily with meals.

Each capsule contains:

Vitamin A (palmitate) 4,000 IU
Vitamin E 80 IU (dl-alpha tocopherol acetate)
Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) 50 mg
Thiamine hydrochloride 20 mg (Vitamin B1)
Riboflavin-5’-phosphate (B2) 10 mg
Niacinamide (B3) 10 mg
Pantothenic acid 100 mg (B5 – D-calcium pantothenate)
Pyridoxine hydrochloride (B6) 30 mg
Pyridoxine 1 mg (pyridoxal-5’-phosphate)
Cobalamin (B12) 160 mcg
Folic Acid 0.06 mg
Biotin 80 mcg
Magnesium (oxide) 50 mg
Potassium (chloride) 20 mg
Manganese (sulfate) 3 mg
Zinc (sulfate) 6 mg
Selenium (selenite) 40 mcg
Molybdenum (molybdate) 40 mcg
Chromium (HVP* chelate) 80 mcg *HVP=hydrolyzed vegetable (rice) protein
Iron (ferric ammonium citrate) 4 mg
Para Aminobenzoic Acid 40 mg
Glutamic acid 40 mg

What are the ingredients in Multi-Vi-Min?

Vitamin A: Most of our organs require vitamin A for healthy function, especially the eyes and reproductive system. Deficiency can depress the immune response, which can improve with supplementation.

B Vitamins: B vitamins work together in the support of many bodily systems and are important to cardiovascular, nervous system, gastrointestinal, skin and mental health to name a few.

Vitamin C: Immune response is comprised of a complex network of multiple actions, reactions and interactions. Vitamin C is known primarily as an immune booster because it enhances virtually every aspect of immune function. It is also a potent antioxidant as well as an anti-viral and antibacterial agent.

Vitamin E: Another powerful antioxidant, Vitamin E is important in cardiovascular, nervous system and immune function. It works synergistically with other antioxidants, including Vitamin C and selenium, and plays a role in protecting the body against such toxins such as lead, mercury and other heavy metals, environ-mental pollutants, compounds such as benzene, carbon tetrachloride and cleaning solvents, as well as drugs and radiation.

Biotin: Deficiency is associated with baldness, fatigue, insomnia, muscle pain and weakness.

Magnesium: Calcium and magnesium together are essential to heart health. Magnesium works closely with potassium, which is also vital to heart health. Magnesium also can help regulate blood pressure.

Potassium: Linked with heart health, potassium supplements have been shown to lower blood pressure. However, potassium should always be taken together with magnesium, as the two work synergistically.

Manganese: Supports bone formation and glucose metabolism, and enhances natural killer cell activity.

Zinc: Deficiency can impair immune function, male fertility and wound healing, and can contribute to eczema and acne.

Selenium: Another antioxidant, selenium works synergistically with Vitamin E. Deficiency can impair growth, immune function and pancreatic function.

Molybdenum: This trace mineral may help the body detoxify sulfites, which are used to preserve many foods and have been linked to allergic reactions.

Chromium: This mineral is essential to glucose metabolism. In fact, glucose intolerance is one of the first signs of chromium deficiency. High blood glucose can impair immune function. Supplementation can improve glucose tolerance.

Iron: Iron deficiency is the most common nutrient deficiency in North America which can cause anemia and impaired immune function.

Para aminobenzoic acid: Deficiency is associated with fatigue, constipation, headaches and irritability.

Glutamic acid: A metabolite of the amino acid glutamine. Deficiency has been linked with depressed immune function.

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Entry for July 31, 2006

I stopped drinking milk on a regular basis when I read it was linked to Allergies. Before that, I used to drink milk all of the time. So then I switched to apple and fruit juices thinking it was healthier. I never really noticed any difference to my allergies after i quit drinking milk but I never went back. Actually, without even knowing it, I was making things worse.


Fortifying cereals and flours with riboflavin began during World War II, when meats and dairy products, among the best sources of the nutrient, were rationed. But folks who choose to limit their dairy and meat consumption may still be at risk for deficiency. “We’ve done a study that shows there is a correlation between low milk intake and riboflavin deficiency, particularly among African-American youths,” says Dr. Cooperman.

Intestinal bacteria produce varying amounts of riboflavin; this poses some questions regarding different people’s needs for B2 and may minimize the degree of riboflavin deficiency, even with diets low in riboflavin intake. Though there are many deficiency symptoms possible with low levels of B2 in the body, no specific serious deficiency disease is noted for riboflavin, as there is for vitamins B1 and B3 (niacin). Riboflavin-5-phosphate, a form of riboflavin, may be more readily assimilated by some people.

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Entry for July 31, 2006

My Doctor’s office called me today. I have an appointment with the Neurologist on August 29th. One month to see a specialist, that’s better than I expected. I thought it would be a lot longer…

Followed up with Sick Kids and the pharmacist said she spoke to the person who actually places the orders and it has never been ordered and it is not possible to get it. She said if I do find it, I don’t need a prescription and that I should be able to order it for personal use.

Holding out for Romania!!!

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Entry for July 30, 2006

I end up taking three of the new B complex capsules and I shouldn’t have taken the last one. I took it with a multivitamin and for most of the night, my eyes are really bloodshot, itchy and tired. Then I realize, three capsules plus the multivitamin equals 85 mg of Riboflavin. That’s way too much as it is based on weight and I already knew this but this new stuff must be more powerful to have this effect. I’ve been taking 400-500 mg per day with the other cheaper version and it was never like this.

Riboflavin deficiency can be treated with supplemental riboflavin (0.5 mg/kg body weight per day) until the symptoms disappear.

My Calculation: 186 lbs equals 84.36 kg therefore I should be taking 42 kg a day.

I won’t take any tomorrow and get back on track for Wednesday.

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Entry for July 30, 2006


I’m up early and because I’ve stopped taking Brewer’s Yeast, the thrush has disappeared so I googled away I find out what other food sources that were high in Riboflavin.

Super B Complex
The richest sources of the B-vitamins are brewer’s yeast, liver, whole grain cereals, and yeasts, molds, bacteria and fungi. Unfortunately, this poses a problem for people with allergies. To compound the problem, many vitamin B supplements are highly allergenic.

This superior vitamin B formulation contains the full spectrum of B vitamins in their purest form. Vitamin B2 is supplied as Riboflavin-5-Phosphate, and vitamin B6 as Pyridoxal-5-Phosphate. These two forms are far better absorbed by the body than standard riboflavin and pyridoxine. The B-vitamins are enclosed in a pull-apart gelatin capsule, making the inclusion of chemical additives unnecessary.

The concentration of biotin, folic acid, B3 (as niacinamide) and B12 is relatively high within this formulation, since these compounds are especially helpful for the allergy-prone.

WHAT??!!! There is a better form of Riboflavin and it’s available in Loblaws made by a company called SISU? Nobody told me this. It was never suggested. I’d come across Riboflavin-5-Phosphate before but I thought that was the standard version. I check the B complex from the naturopath and it contains the cheaper version even though she told me her version was only available to the medical community. I check my individual supplement of B2 and it’s the same.

I rush out to Loblaws and I check all of the B complex supplements and SISU is the only one that has the higher more absorbable form of Riboflavin-5-Phosphate.

The irony? The manager of the local health food store told me that he is not aware of any company that sells Riboflavin Tetrabutyrate which appears to be correct. But even though he is accredited by the Ontario Naturopathic Doctor’s Association with ten years natural health product experience, he failed to mention that this supplement by SISU with the higher form of Riboflavin was available in his store. Why else would I be looking for the fat soluble form of Riboflavin if I wasn’t looking for better absorption??? His store is an approved SISU Retailer.

In fact, not one of the many health food stores I called mentioned SISU and Riboflavin-5-Phosphate. But you can guess where I found the reference? Doctor Google.

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Entry for July 29, 2006


My eyes have been so try and itchy lately it’s driving me nuts. I’ve used my visine eyes drops five times today. Since I think it’s the Riboflavin deficiency causing it, I wonder if I can purchase eye drops with Riboflavin as an ingredient?

I Google away and discover that there is one called “Tears Again” Liposome spray. So I go to Shoppers and they have so many eye drop solutions but they don’t have Liposome spray. I check the ingredients of every eye drop solution and not one of them contains Riboflavin. Not that they need to but it’s just an observation.

Vitamins and Nutrients

There have been many large scale studies to show the effectiveness of vitamins on reducing the incidence of cataracts. A Canadian studied showed that patients over the age of 55 who consumed vitamin C and E supplements reduced their risk of developing cataracts by over 50%. A double blind study involving 30,000 patients performed at the University of Helsinki also demonstrated the beneficial effects of vitamins.

Glutathione Loss of Glutathione occurs in all forms of cataracts. Since 1912, researches have shown that reduced levels of Glutathione precedes the development of cataracts. With increasing age the levels of Glutathione content of the human lens decreases by 4 to 14 times. Glutathione supplements are available but it is questioned weather this large molecule can pass through the digestive tract. N-acetyl-cysteine, a stable amino acid, has been shown to raise the levels of Glutathione. Cysteine is found in protein rich eggs. Completely avoiding eggs may rob the body of this amino acid which may have anti cataract properties.

The lens of the human eye is bathed in a vitamin C rich aqueous solution which is 30 times more concentrated than the human blood. It appears that this vitamin C acts as an ultraviolet filter preventing the harmful effects of ultraviolet light. With age the levels of vitamin C begin to decrease and this may contribute to the formation of the senile cataract. There are several studies which have shown that high dosages of vitamin C (1000 mg/ day) will reverse the development of some cataracts.

Riboflavin helps to make a substance called flavine adenine dinuceotide which is necessary for the production of Glutathione. High levels of Glutathione have been shown to keep the human lens clear and prevent the development of cataracts. In one study, 81 percent of patients with cataracts were deficient in riboflavin.

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Entry for July 29, 2006

Went to the Chiropractor today. I mentioned to him about the Riboflavin deficiency and the myelin shealths. He’s very interested and explains about B vitamins and suggests I look up an amino acid called Lysine. Also suggested looking up information on vitamin D because it is used to treat Multiple Sclerosis.

In multiple sclerosis, the body incorrectly directs antibodies and white blood cells against proteins in the myelin sheath.

I told him that the Iridoligist had advised me that I didn’t need it because it was summer. He disagreed and said I should look it up. I told him there seemed to be some similarities to Guillian Barre Syndrome but I didn’t think I had something that serious. He suggested looking up something called Alrnold Chiari Syndrome.

He also suggested that if I was taking B complex without any results, then there is a definate imbalance for absorption and he talked about a few examples. He asks how much vitamin C I was taking and I said around 1500 mg a day. He thought that was too much and he said for greater absorption, the stomach needs to be less acidic and more alkaline. He recommended I see a Homeopathic Doctor and Nutritional Consultant. He gave me the name and I looked him up when I got home.

I also received a phone message tonight from the Naturopath. She said she looked up Riboflavin Butyrate in her medical journals and is unable to order it. She offered to contact Kabs Pharmaceutical but wanted to speak to me first.

I don’t think I’ll bother.

When I’m out I check the health food store for some Lysine. Instead of getting just Lysine, I decided to get the full range of Amino Acids and I purchased an Amino Complex.

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Entry for July 29, 2006


I take a closer look at the information given to me by the Sick Kids pharmacy. The printouts are from Health Canada’s Drug Product Database. I google it to see if I can find out if it’s available online and it is!

I select Company Name as te search criteria then I type “Kripps Pharmacy” in the text box. I press search and the exact printout from the Sick Kids pharmacist is on my computer screen.

I do another search but this time, I search for “Riboflavin Inj”.

“1 document matched your query.” and it was for Kripps Pharmacy.

I do a straight search for Riboflavin and it seems there are a few injections available for Veterinary purposes that contains Riboflavin in a B-complex formula. But nothing for human consuption. So where are the veternarians getting it from?

I try another search for the fat soluble version called “Riboflavin Butyrate”: Nothing…Not one.

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Entry for July 28, 2006

So my only hope now is B-2 injections from Romania or a call from Sick Kids on Monday.

From all of the phone calls and emails I sent out, not one paharmacy has called me back. The Naturopath didn’t return my email and two health food stores called me back to say it wasn’t available.

Still vibrating and nobody can help…What a joke. I even have a prescription from a doctor and still nobody can help.

I pin my last hopes on an internet exchange order from Romania.

I’m screwed!

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Entry for July 28, 2006


I pick up the phone the minute I get home and I call Kripps Pharmacy in Vancouver. I speak to the pharmacist and he tells me they used to make it but not anymore. In fact, they haven’t supplied it for years…

So why then is it listed in Health Canada’s Drug Product Database as available?

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Entry for July 28, 2006


Toronto General: Pharmacy closes at 6:00 PM on Fridays. Closed

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Entry for July 28, 2006


Princess Margaret: Pharmacy closes at 5:30 PM on Fridays. Closed

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Entry for July 28, 2006


Mount Sinai: Pharmacy closes at 6:00 PM on Fridays. I take a look at my watch and it’s just after six.

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Entry for July 28, 2006


Before I leave work, I call Health Canada to see if I can get through to anyone. Nope…voicemail so I hang up.

On my way home I decide to stop in to Sick Kids to see if it makes a difference in person. I walk into the lobby and Shoppers Drug Mart is real easy to find. I hand the pharmacist my perscription and immediately she assumes that it is B-12. I explain once again, that it’s for Riboflavin B-2. She says right away that they don’t have it but she checks some books, makes a few phone calls and checks the internet. She calls upstairs to Sick Kids and they check a database of every prescribed medication and have no record of ever prescribing a B-2 injection to any patient.

She says B-2 is available by injection but none of their suppliers have it. She does a lookup on another computer and prints out a page. It’s for a lab in Vancouver called Kripps Pharmacy Ltd and listed as a natural supplement is the B-2 injection. She provides me with their phone number and I’ll call them when I get home.

She says there is one more person she can try calling but that will have to wait until Monday. She hands me her card and she asks for my phone number. She says if I don’t hear back from her by Monday afternoon, to call her.

As I leave the hospital, I notice Mount Sinai is across the street, beside it is Princess Margaret and Toronto General is across another street. This is the perfect place to have a heart attack!

I still have a bit of time before my train so why not visit each one to see what they come up with.

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Entry for July 28, 2006


All our products are tested and controlled by the specialists of GeroVital Ltd. They are also approved for public usage by the State of Romania. In case of conflict the only jurisdiction is the judicial system of the State of Romania. 

GeroVital H3 products (with the exception of GEROVITAL injectable vials/ampoules) are classified and supplied as Food/Dietary Supplements. In the United States of America GH3 products are protected as a Dietary supplement under the 1994 Dietary Supplements act. In countries where there is no distinction between Dietary supplements and Pharmaceutical products most give their citizens the right to order any product if for personal use.

For Gerovital injectable vials, It is our experience that almost all countries will accept Gerovital H3 ampoules/vials for import.  In practice and in theory most countries allow the importation of even medicinal products anyway if for personal use. It is our understanding that no prescription is required to receive this injectable product but common sense would dictate that you be under the supervision of a health care professional (Doctor, MD, Nurse) to administer the ampoules/vials. Gerovital injectable vials/ampoules (although it has not happened yet),  returned, by customs can be refunded less a 15% supplier restocking fee.

Goods are normally received within 10-14 days, GeroVital Ltd is shipping PRIORITY  International   for its dietary Supplements. If requested an extra shipping and handling fee will be charged for Express Courier Delivery service (less than a week). Goods not dispatched within 5 weeks may be fully refunded on request.

GeroVital Ltd: (UK)

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Entry for July 28, 2006

I had to order my vitamin injection from Romania. My wife was a little leary about ordering from a somewhat corrupt country. So why Romania of all places? Doctor Google?



Vitamins are extremely popular in Romania but consumption frequency tends to be low. The main reason for consumption is a result of the relatively low per capita income of the Romanian population. Vitamins are supposed to provide biological strength and enable the individual to cope better with fatigue, stress, illness, malnutrition, and mental and physical efforts. The Romania’s vitamin market size reached US$ 19.5 mil. in 1999.

The National Medicines Agency (ANM) and the Ministry of Health have stipulated that high dosage vitamins be classified as pharmaceuticals, thus requiring importers to obtain import licenses and requiring local manufacturers to obtain product registration.

The National Drug Institute has proposed to reclassify vitamins to conform with regulations in the US, Germany, and France. Single vitamins will be classified as food products and only high dosage vitamins A, D, E, and K will be classified as prescription drugs.

Market Information:

The largest selling products in the market are low cost Romanian vitamins produced by Eurofarm and Sicomed as well as imported products manufactured by such companies as Glaxo Wellcome, Sanofi, UPSA, Novartis, Walmark, Bristol Meyers, and Liner Health. Hoffmann La Roche vitamins are intended for urban areas with average and high incomes.

During the period of 1996-98, the vitamin and pharmaceuticals market recorded an upward trend in sales and revenues. However, in 1999 the depreciation of the local currency against the US dollar was reflected in a decrease sales figure of all major international producers. The lower purchasing power compelled vitamin consumers to buy Romanian products because of their lower price. Thirty-five to forty percent of Romanians used vitamin C, multivitamins, calcium, and magnesium produced by local firms. 57.70% used vitamin C, 47.90% used multivitamin, 42.80% used calcium, and 23.10% used magnesium. The most popular foreign multivitamin are: Magne B6, Plusssz, and Supradyn. B complex and minerals share a large portion of the market.

Food supplements don’t need any special approval for registration. They are found in supermarkets, the most popular ones being: Kruger, Pluzz, and Pez . For food supplements, the importer must obtain an approval of the Institute of Hygiene.

It is worth underscoring that there is no educational program. Products need to be designed to provide consumers with answers to simple questions such as: what are the vitamins? When do we need them? When do we use them?

Market Access:

Romania’s pharmaceutical vitamin manufacturers include foreign-owned, Romanian – owned and joint-venture firms. The foreign-owned firms are also major importers. Most of the locally owned firms are small to medium size enterprises with low level production technology, focusing on few vitamins. There is a remarkable difference between the registration of dietary supplements and registrations/OTCs, the first ones needing approximately five months for registration, while drugs and OTCs are registered in a period of approximately two years from the moment of submission. This amount of time are considered only if all registration related documents are in good order.

Vitamin dosages that are less than, or equal to the following standards are classified as Food:


A 1000ug (3300UI)

D 5ug (200UI)

E 10mg

C 60mg

B1 1.4mg

Folic acid 400ug

B2 1.6mg

B6 2mg

B12 3ug

PP 18mg

Calcium 800mg

P 800mg

Fe 14mg

Mg 300mg

Zn 15mg

Na 2300mg

Cu 1.25mg

SE 20ug

F 1.5mg

For children, the concentrations have to be half of the ones described above. The maximum admitted dose for one-a-day multivitamin is twice the above dose for liposoluble vitamins, and three-times the above dose for hydrosoluble vitamins.

Trade Procedures:

There are no known barriers imposed on imports of vitamins to Romania. Currently, there are no known forthcoming regulations or legislation that would impede imports.

Ok…I feel better now…

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Entry for July 28, 2006


For $25.07 I order the injectable vitamin B2. Not available in Canada? Who cares. Romania has it and will ship it directly to my house without a prescription.


Order Status: Awaiting Shipment
Order History: 28 Jul 2006 – Received
Supplier: GeroVital/GeroVitamines

Vitamins B2 10Mg Riboflavin 5 Vials Injectable: $15.53 CAD

Shipping Method:   PROPORTIONAl
Shipping and Packaging:   $9.54 CAD
Grand Total:    $25.07 CAD

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Entry for July 28, 2006

After my story this morning, a co-worker decides to google B2 injections to see if anything comes up. She comes arcoss a web site that lists a whole bunch or injectable vitamins and they ship to Canada. She sends me the link and yes they do have injectable vitamins!!!

They have a wide variety of injectable vitamins:

Scientific studies prove constantly that Vitamins injections are much more efficient than tablets &  gel  caps. The molecular structure of the vitamin is not attacked by the whole digestive system, its acids and enzymes. Consequently the absorption/retention rate is much higher and the results are faster and much more efficient. Those Vitamins are dietary supplements in the USA. We offer also Mega doses 5mg of Folic Acid (B Vitamins) in tablets.

The maker of GeroVital ® offers now 100% efficient Vitamins injections in vials. Those dietary supplements are approved and controlled by the Romanian Department of Health. Their quality is guaranteed by the stringent  European ISO and GMP certifications. We offer now Multivitamins injectable.

Those injections are recommended for athletes, people suffering from a known disease, seniors, Children, depression and fatigue, etc.They may be utilized for Pet treatments.

We offer 100% pure  A, B1, B2,  B6, B12, C, D2, D3 & E injectable vitamins, Multivitamins,  Romanian GeroVital H3 & Calcium in Injections. We deliver worldwide, no prescription are needed (which make our prices even more attractive).
Please see the effects and recommendations on each vitamins in clicking on the left (source Oregon State University-Lisa Pauling Institute Micro Nutrient Information Center). To order it safely click the secure button “CC buy Now”.

So that’s exactly what I do. I click on the secure button “CC buy Now”…

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Entry for July 28, 2006


Before going into work today, I thought I’d try the Shoppers Drug Mart close by and see if I have any luck. She was very helpful and comes back with B12. Here we go again…

I explain that it’s for a B2 injection and she looks it up in her computer and in a few books. Nothing. She said that if they don’t have it no other pharmacy will have it because everyone has the same suppliers. She suggested I try a hospital. She said that a B2 injection is extremely rare and asks me how I got it. I played it simple and talked about not eating my fruits and vegetables.

I come into work and my co-workers are curious about the events from yesterday. I explain the entire the story and my frustration with the Health Care system in general. I work in the largest city in Canada and no one can fill a prescription from a medical doctor.

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