Gave myself my 1st B12 shot

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dunny2
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   Posted 5/22/2008 10:16 AM (GMT -7)   
Well that was easy!! The needle was so fine, I never felt a thing. I'm very pleased with myself, and also relieved,
considering, I have to have 1 every day....
Vicky

Too many years with CD
Two bowel resections, several obstructions.
Fibromyalgia and recently diagnosed with chronic pancreatitis

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CrohnieToo
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   Posted 5/22/2008 10:50 AM (GMT -7)   
Good going, Dunny! Amazing what a piece of cake it is after our initial aversion to the idea of shoving a needle into our bod, isn't it? I remember how PROUD I was of myself after giving myself my first shot.

Hey, this is the ole gal so terrified of shots she fought and kicked and bit when given her chicken pox vaccination as a young kid! And bit a dentist's finger to the bone when he wanted and tried to do an extraction and who went into dry heaves at the sight of a needle for her children's "baby innoculations"!!!!

Yep, I've come a LONG way, baby!!!


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gachrons
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   Posted 5/22/2008 11:54 AM (GMT -7)   
Hey Vicky way to go I guess this means the hubby don't get to poke you with that. Why you taking them everyday. I get one once a month and thinking I should learn but still not convinced. When you give it to yourself where does it go arm or hip?lol gail

gachrons
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   Posted 5/22/2008 11:55 AM (GMT -7)   
Hey Vicky way to go I guess this means the hubby don't get to poke you with that. Why you taking them everyday. I get one once a month and thinking I should learn but still not convinced. When you give it to yourself where does it go arm or hip?lol gail

crohnie1985
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   Posted 5/22/2008 11:59 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi,
I just started Humira a few eeks ago and I never thought in a million years would I give myself any kind of injection. Honestly it's not that bad, why the B12 injectins anyway? I might benefit from it if I knew more.

Crohn'snme
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   Posted 5/22/2008 7:00 PM (GMT -7)   
Vicky, Good for you. Way to go girl! I started with Methotrexate and now Humira. I still don't like it at all, but it gets easier everytime. So if you thought that was okay, then easy street for you. Good going!

wednesday77
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   Posted 5/22/2008 7:02 PM (GMT -7)   
I am on Remicade, should I be taking B12?

CheerDad
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   Posted 5/22/2008 8:57 PM (GMT -7)   
I started giving me my own almost a year ago. It doesn't bother me at all to give it in my right leg being right handed, but the left leg takes me a sec to build up to it. And wow, every day, for how long?
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dunny2
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   Posted 5/22/2008 9:14 PM (GMT -7)   
I have to have them every day for a week, and then once a week after that. It's because my B12 levels were still low,
even after taking a shot bi-weekly for the last year. My gastro was stumped by this, couldn't understand why my body
just wasn't absorbing it. So he spoke to a hematologist, and this is the plan they came up with. My blood will be checked
after 6 weeks. I hope by then there'll be an improvement!!!

Gail, my husband hovered around looking determined to have a go! I think he was disappointed it was so easy for me LOL

Wednesday and crohnie1985, it is always a good idea to have your doctors check your B 12 levels. This vitamin is vital to
life. Please ask them to do it fairly routinely....
Vicky

Too many years with CD
Two bowel resections, several obstructions.
Fibromyalgia and recently diagnosed with chronic pancreatitis

Laughter is the brush that sweeps the cobwebs from our hearts

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