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hhh
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   Posted 8/1/2008 7:40 PM (GMT -7)   
Is anyone taking B-12 shots?  How many do you need to take before you notice a difference in your energy?  Is it something you would notice the same day or does it take a while of it being in your system?  How often do you get them?
Holly

kaymac
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   Posted 8/1/2008 8:07 PM (GMT -7)   

I take a b12 shot every 2 wks, sometimes every week.

Sometimes I can feel the difference within that day and sometimes I can't feel the difference period. It just depends on how bad I feel or am flaring.

 


Sera Smiles
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   Posted 8/1/2008 11:52 PM (GMT -7)   
Do you have to have a prescription for this, or go to the doc for the injection?
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AZGrandma
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   Posted 8/2/2008 3:02 AM (GMT -7)   
yeah  My Neuro put me on b-12 injections over a year ago. I initially took 1 shot a week, until my numbers came up over 500. The tests show 350 as normal but my Neuro likes to keep fibro and diabetic neuropathy patients over 500.
The I did one every two weeks, and now only one per month. Each injection 100 units.
 
It does help me with fatigue and seems to help muscle spasms too. I get it by prescription because it is injectable.
 
I think it has been valuable to me.
 
Be happy,
    AZGMa
 
Fibro, migraine, spinal degeneration, carpal, insulin/pump diabetic, diabetic poly neuropathies,CAD, PAD,thoracic outlet, chronic pain, myofascial pain, open heart surgeries, chronic depression since childhood.
 


hhh
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   Posted 8/2/2008 6:14 AM (GMT -7)   
How do you get a doctor to give them to you so frequently? My doctor gave me one reluctantly and said to call back in a month if it seemed to help but she was pretty skeptical. And I didn't notice any difference at all but maybe that's because of how bad I have felt during this flair? I really only did it to appease my husband and when he started nagging me about it two days later, I bought some band aids and put another one on my other arm just to shut him up. I know, I know, terrible but I don't have the energy for him and all his stuff right now. ;)
Holly

kaymac
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   Posted 8/2/2008 5:21 PM (GMT -7)   
Well I've used the same PCP for years and he knows me well and my FM. I asked him about at first and he said great idea, he believed it would help fatigue some. He knows my husband can give injections (he's a diabetic) so he said I could inject once a month unless nothing improved, then every 2 weeks, which I do that most of the time unless we forget.

AZGrandma
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   Posted 8/3/2008 12:57 AM (GMT -7)   

fff - I am NOT trying to practic medicine - but just as a general statement...

If a person has chronic fatigue, fibro, chronic pain - that person could certainly think about being tested for B-12 deficiency. I go to a neurologist who is a DO: so she is open to more natural therapy. I would think that if you are having problems your doctor would want to do some testing for things like that or Vitamin D deficiency. Wit D problems can cause terrible fatique - depression -and very bad muscle pain. I inject myself, in the thigh - it does not hurt ( as long as you let the medication warm up to room temp).

Sometimes a referral from your regular Doc to a neuro, endo, or rheumy could be in order (depending on your symptoms.

We all wish you well...

AZGMa

 


Fibro, migraine, spinal degeneration, carpal, insulin/pump diabetic, diabetic poly neuropathies,CAD, PAD,thoracic outlet, chronic pain, myofascial pain, open heart surgeries, chronic depression since childhood.
 


Marlee2
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   Posted 8/3/2008 8:11 AM (GMT -7)   
My doc is not a big believer in vitamins being the answer in treating fibro but I did have him check vit B12 and it was okay. I was going to have him check vit D last visit and forgot.
 
I have been taking super B complex, B 12, multi vit and co q10 but I haven't seen an improvement in energy.
 
Guess I will go back to the old method of you have to use energy to gain energy and start exercising more. I hate to exercise so I have to find fun ways to do it.
 
luv and hugs
Marlee
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Fibro,Sjogrens, Anxiety, Gastroparesis, IBS, Gastritis, Allergies, High Blood Pressure, Low Blood Sodium and Osteoarthritis
 
Amitriptyline, Celexa, Xanax, Synthroid, Zyrtec, Micardis, Spironalactone, Tylenol, Reglan, Lidoderm Patches and Tramadol
 
Co Q 10, Super B Complex, Extra B12, Multi vitamin


Sherrine
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   Posted 8/3/2008 8:32 AM (GMT -7)   
Walking is the best exercise, Marlee!  The fresh air, being out of doors, and seeing God's beauty just makes it all the better.  I know you can walk!  You will feel better for it and it's very good for your general health.  You can't hurt your muscles that way, unless you are a klutz and trip all the time!  devil
 
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Marlee2
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   Posted 8/3/2008 9:26 AM (GMT -7)   
I will start walking again as soon as I have a leash in my hand and a little fuzz ball at the other end. tongue Don't know how to walk by myself. sad
 
luv and hugs
Marlee
Forum Moderator Fibromyalgia
 
Fibro,Sjogrens, Anxiety, Gastroparesis, IBS, Gastritis, Allergies, High Blood Pressure, Low Blood Sodium and Osteoarthritis
 
Amitriptyline, Celexa, Xanax, Synthroid, Zyrtec, Micardis, Spironalactone, Tylenol, Reglan, Lidoderm Patches and Tramadol
 
Co Q 10, Super B Complex, Extra B12, Multi vitamin


nrthngrl
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   Posted 8/9/2008 10:07 PM (GMT -7)   
I cannot get my b12 thru diet so I inject myself every 2wks. I have been taking them for almost 8 yrs now, injecting my self in my thigh also, for about 6yrs. I don't notice a dif unless I have let myself get behind in shots, and then only notice a minimal dif. When I had a schillings test (b12 absorbancy test) 8 years ago, they gave me a mega dose by mouth and another mega dose by injection. I walked out of the hospital and it fely like a cloud had been lifted off of my head, it was amazing. I was really low for b12 levels then, now it just keeps the levels even I guess. I get a presciption from my Dr as well.
Fibro & CFS dx 06-'08....Gastritis 04-'08....IBD(undetermined) 04-'07
Nortriptilyne - Fibro/CFS,  Pantoloc- Gastritis,  Asacol & Buscopan- IBD,
Diazepam, demerol, codiene, tramacet for pain
b12 inj, fish oil, folic acid, acidophilus. 

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