vitamin b12 shots????

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dori18
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   Posted 2/3/2007 2:46 PM (GMT -7)   
I have heard of people getting these to boost their energy levels andhelp fatigue, and was wondering if any of you have had them and if they work. I have been thinking of asking my doc about them but am curious to see if anyone else has tried them.

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pasara
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   Posted 2/3/2007 2:54 PM (GMT -7)   
A colleague of mine gets these for her MS, and it makes a huge difference for her. I couldn't tell you more than that however. If you don't get a lot of replies here you might want to ask on the MS forum. Just a thought. I would love to hear what your doctor says about these for chronic fatigue. For sure you should at least ask. What could it hurt?

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   Posted 2/3/2007 6:37 PM (GMT -7)   
I'd like to know more about them too. I've heard of people getting them for fatigue, but they've never been offered to me.
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dori18
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   Posted 2/3/2007 9:59 PM (GMT -7)   
I'll ask and let you know. I don't know that they actually offer them-think you have to ask. will let you know what he says about it next time I go in. would be awsome if they worked.
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dorri
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   Posted 2/7/2007 12:54 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi, I have CD, myalgia, and adrenal exhaustion.  I get the B-12 shots regularily, and I am not sure if they are helping.  I have been getting these shots for a long time, so who knows, maybe it would be even worse if i weren't getting them.


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   Posted 5/26/2007 12:37 PM (GMT -7)   
HI
i HAVE M.E. AND HAVE VIT B12 SHOTS EVERY THREE MONTHS THEY MAKE A HUGE DIFFERENCE TO MY HEALTH I'D DEF RECCOMEND THAT YOU SPEAK TO YOUR G.P. REGARDING THEM.
WITHOUT THESE SHOTS I AM TOTTALY HOUSE BOUND, BUT DUE TO COST I CAN ONLY HAVE THEM 3 MONTHLY THEY DO SEEM TO WHERE OFF AFTER A COUPLE OF WEEKS SO I AM CURRENTLY ON THE LOOK OUT FOR A PRIVATE CLINIC/G.P. TO TRY AND HAVE THEM MORE REGULAR
TAKE CARE

sparker
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   Posted 5/31/2007 7:27 AM (GMT -7)   
I just went through 4 weeks of B12 shots, twice a week self-administered, and unfortunately they didn't help me at all. However, I've heard it made a small difference in others... so it all comes down to each individual.

My doctor just prescribed me the B12 vials and the insulin syringes. The doctor's office showed me how to inject them. They weren't covered by insurance, but they only cost me like $10.00 or something for all of it.

Cecilia
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   Posted 9/27/2007 9:00 AM (GMT -7)   

Hi,

I new to this forum and I'm going to just jump in.

I've been giving myself B-12 shots for at least 5 years.  I usually do them 3 times a week and they make all the difference in the world to me.

I was dx's with FMS/CFS& Chronic Pain in 1997.  I also found out that my body stopped making B-12.

I hope this helps you.  Getting use to giving yourself shots is hard to do.  Put once you get the nerve they are not so bad.

 

Cecilia

 


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   Posted 9/27/2007 9:05 AM (GMT -7)   
I have Pernisous Anemia & my hubby gives me my inj.every month.B12 is not expensive at all.................
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   Posted 9/27/2007 1:25 PM (GMT -7)   
lucky you to have a hubby that will help you out. i get a month supply for $3.00 - not expensive at all and i don't want to try and live without it.

Cecilia

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   Posted 9/30/2007 10:47 AM (GMT -7)   
B12 is injected into fat tissue, and I hardly have any thanks to colitis. What little I have is, um, to far around the back to reach so my wife does it. I also get folate in the shot from a separate bottle.

I think b12 is given as much as an antioxidant as for any possible deficiency. There are 3 forms whose names start with cyano, hydrox, and methyl. I think hydrox is the preferred form for fatigue folks. Cyano has to be processed by the liver to turn into a useful form, and someone claims that methyl can cause heavy metals to migrate to your brain -but I'd suggest doing your own research before believing my third hand rumors.

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   Posted 11/9/2007 9:39 PM (GMT -7)   
I have been taking B12 shots once a month for about 2 years now. At first I noticed a little more energy but now it may help but I do not notice it. I have to take it because I take metformin for diabetes and it affects the B12 levels. I finally found a doctor tuesday that said I have CFS. I have been going from doctor to doctor for 8 months. Thank God!

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   Posted 11/11/2007 7:48 PM (GMT -7)   

I didn't have the shots but am on a daily prescription called Folbee which is basically B6, B12 and folic acid, i saw an immediate improvement in symptoms after a week on these tablets however it was not enough of an improvement to eradicate the fatigue, just take a bit of the total exhaustion edge off.  I was actually prescribed the Folbee due to a mutated gene, the MTHFR which can cause elevated homocysteine levels, the Folic acid is supposed to help keep those levels low.


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   Posted 11/28/2007 11:46 PM (GMT -7)   
I've been taking B12 shots almost 10 years-have low serum B12 w/o anemia. Was told I have to take at least one/mo the rest of my life by my CFS/FM specialist.  I get compounded Rx 3000mcg which is stronger than I'd get at fp doc. I give in fatty part of leg (and I have plenty of fat).Hard to do at first I had a nurse do it. Been times I was too sick to do and could tell then it made a difference. (I can do 2/wk if needed) Also when I skipped times my neuropathy got worse.

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   Posted 11/29/2007 7:44 AM (GMT -7)   
I was told to give the B12 shots intra-muscularly for better absorption... Tried Cyano, Hydroxo, and Methyl B12. I prefer the Methyl, since it doesn't give me severe insomnia like the other 2 forms do. It costs more because it has to be specially compounded. Read some info online a while ago about some MD seeing good results giving the Methyl or Hydroxo forms of B12 to his CFS patients. Something about methylation and energy metabolism...

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Rhondap
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   Posted 12/15/2007 9:26 PM (GMT -7)   
I take B-12 pills that also contain Folic Acid, B-6 and some others.

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   Posted 1/5/2008 10:42 PM (GMT -7)   
I have a question, I have also become aware of these shots, I have fibro and have trouble getting that stage 4 sleep. at least that is what my rheumotologist blames it on. went off my antidepressants because of the side effects, need something to help with the fatique. What is the difference b/t these shots and the time released B-12 vitamins. I know if you get too many vitamins all at once your body rejects them so how does the shot work better or differently?

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   Posted 10/2/2008 4:20 PM (GMT -7)   
I take a B complex as I know from years of experience that taking vitamin supplements in a "family" are better than isolated supplements as they can throw off your body. It might be that because Vitamin B can give you energy that's why it's giving you insomnia. Maybe your taking them too late at night. I've been on these for years and they make me feel better.

Would tell you the brand but not sure I'm allowed.

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   Posted 10/31/2008 10:35 AM (GMT -7)   
I have really good things about the B12 shots from a friend of mine, however i found something even better!  I had been complaining to a friend how tired i was from working a full time job, and a part time job.  I haven't had time to work out, and have also added a few pounds on do to lack of energy and time.  He was selling a B12 product and I am so skeptical of all that stuff.  Diet and exercise have always been my motto when it comes to weight loss and energy.  Well, I finally tried the B12 product just to check it out and because i was completely exhausted one night at work. I was almost to that depressed state of just wanting to sleep 24/7....WOW...i dont want to sound like an infomercial but i cannot believe the change i have had in myself.  I have a ton of energy, i feel like running again in the mornings, and lost weight the first week, without trying!!!  I am a totally different person!  If you are interested in more info feel free to e-mail me mjb868@hotmail.com  I can give you the website info if you want the energy and feeling of well being I have...it is unbelievable!
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