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His best bet is to get a shot right away, and then follow up with oral B12 for a month. At the end of the month, a test can be done to see how much B12 he was able to retain...at the time this blood work is done, he should get another B12 shot, just to be on the safe side, because it could be two weeks before he finds out what the lab said.
OPTIMAL B12 is in the high 600s. Anything below 400 needs aggressive supplementation. Below 300 needs a shot.
Yes, it is true that in people who DON'T have Crohn's large oral doses of B12 might do the trick. But in people who do have the disease, particularly in the terminal ileum, where B12 is absorbed, often no amount of oral B12 is going to do the trick.
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