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   Posted 4/4/2008 10:56 PM (GMT -6)   
Has anyone tried the b12 Patch and if so how dose it work????
Dx: Crohns 1987 probually had since 1982 resections in 1992 an 2002
Gallbladder removed in 1986 The list can go on and on (if you know whatI mean)
Married 25 yr with a 17yr old son

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   Posted 4/5/2008 4:00 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi, I never heard of the B-12 patch. I give myself a B-12 injection once a month.
Hi, I am teddybearweiser, I am a male.
I was diagnosed with crohns disease when i was admitted to the hospital
in 1992, in Jan of 1993 I was back in the hospital for surgery for my crohns. I had part of my right colon resectioned with ilecolonstomy.
 My GI doctor has me on Asacol, Dicyclomine,Imuran,Celebrex and Remicade. B-12 injection once a month.
My Internest doctor has me on Lisnopril-HTCZ and Folic Acid. Diagnosed
with Osteoarthritis July 2007

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   Posted 4/5/2008 10:13 AM (GMT -6)   
I too have never heard of the patch. I get B12 shots twice a month. I would like to hear more about it myself.
Been living with Crohn's Disease for 32 years.  Currently on Asacol, Prilosec 60 mg, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain and Calcium.  Resections in 2002 and 2005.  Recently diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and doing tests to see if I have Inflammatory Arthritis or AS.

Julia Hill
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   Posted 4/5/2008 10:40 AM (GMT -6)   
I have never heard of the patch either. I would like to hear more, if it means one less needle/month.

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   Posted 4/5/2008 2:43 PM (GMT -6)   
b-12 is a water soluble vitamin and from my understanding it is best taken orally as a sublingual (under the tongue in liquid form or as a quick dissolving lozenge) or as an injection. the patch thing sounds like an odd delivery system...but then the skin is the body's largest organ and is very porous...
Crazy Harry

Crohn's since 1993 (17 yrs old then)
surgery in July '05 - removal of 2 inches at ileum and 8 inches of sigmoid colon (had fistula into bladder)
Nov '05 developed colonic inertia; July '06 told i needed ostomy surgery
began maker's diet in August '06 - now feeling the best ever with no symptoms of colonic inertia and i kept my colon
med free as of 10/31/07

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   Posted 4/5/2008 8:11 PM (GMT -6)   
I just looked up the B12 patch. The one thing I can say is it seems expensive. Then again I am not sure how much it costs to give oneself an injection. I take my B12 sublingually. A 90 day supply costs me $9.60. My B12 was low [below 200] and I got it to almost 900 in 6 weeks time using sublingual methylcobalamin 1000 mcg daily.
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Date Joined Jan 2008
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   Posted 4/5/2008 10:48 PM (GMT -6)   
I found out about it looking up a lab test, thought it was interesting and just wanted to know if anyone has ever tried it. It dose seem expensive compared to B-12 shots. Dose anyone remember giving them to their selfs and you got a bottle that lasted for 10 months???? Now you get a vial every month for the same price !!!!!Dosent make sense to me............
Dx: Crohns 1987 probually had since 1982 resections in 1992 an 2002
Gallbladder removed in 1986 The list can go on and on (if you know whatI mean)
Married 25 yr with a 17yr old son

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