B12 testing, take my dose before or wait?

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   Posted 11/6/2008 10:26 AM (GMT -6)   
I'm going to get my blood drawn for a B12 level check, but I'm due for my shot 2 days before.  Would you take the dose or wait?

CD 19 years offically, 29 unofficially. 3 resections '93, '95 '97
Symptoms constantly but all tests show only minor ulcerations. Currently having multiple episodes of gastritis with no known cause.

Prednisone, 6MP,Prevacid, B12 shots, Bentyl, Xifaxan.....

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   Posted 11/6/2008 10:30 AM (GMT -6)   
I would ask your doc.
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   Posted 11/6/2008 10:32 AM (GMT -6)   
My doctor has always said not to get my shot until after the blood test.  If you get the shot beforehand, your levels will elevated because you just had gotten the test.  Hope that helps.

Been living with Crohn's Disease for 33 years.  Currently on Asacol, Prilosec, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain, Zofran, Phenergan, Probiotics, and Calcium.  Resections in 2002 and 2005.  Also diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and Osteoarthritis. Currently my Crohns is in remission.

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