Anyone taking B 12 shots?

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CajunGrl
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   Posted 4/5/2009 2:48 PM (GMT -6)   
I just started taking 3 cc's of B 12. It's supposed to give me a little energy but I feel a little fatigued now. Anyone experience this?
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Razzle
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   Posted 4/5/2009 3:26 PM (GMT -6)   
I've been on B12 shots for 10 years. Make sure you are getting enough iron, folic acid and vitamin B6 when taking B12...it depletes these nutrients because it uses them up to make more red blood cells.

Take care,
-Razzle
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CajunGrl
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   Posted 4/5/2009 3:36 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey Razzle,

I have been taking this supplements plus a lot more. I just started though so maybe I don't have enough of something in my body yet? I don't know. All I know is that I am tired now.

How many cc's do you take?
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Razzle
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   Posted 4/5/2009 4:25 PM (GMT -6)   
Usually I only do 1 cc (1000mcg of Methyl-B12). Yes, it is possible that you have been deficient in something that you have recently begun supplementing, so stick with the supplements and see if the tiredness passes after a few days. If it still persists, then if I were you, I'd contact the doctor who prescribed the B12 and discuss this with them. You may also need to use a different form of B12, such as hydroxo-B12 or methyl-B12. I can't take cyano-B12 anymore because of side-effects.

Good luck,
-Razzle
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Meds:  Zofran, Pulmicort, Heparin (to flush PICC line), IV Ceftazidime (for Pleural Effusion).


CajunGrl
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   Posted 4/5/2009 4:36 PM (GMT -6)   
Razzle,

You are very knowledgeable. I appreciate you taking the time to answer my posts.

I do feel better now. I'm not as tired. It only seemed to last about 1 hour or so. I was told by a chiropractor that I used to work for that if ones immune system is low that anything taking for energy will make someone tired. It seems somewhat true because I take a natural powdered supplement for energy and I get a little tired with that too.

Anyway, sorry for babbling. Thanks again for all the info.
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ticker
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   Posted 4/5/2009 5:24 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi CajunGrl.  I think it can take a little time to feel the benefits of B12 shots.  See how you are feeling in a few weeks.
 

Razzle
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   Posted 4/5/2009 7:29 PM (GMT -6)   
What your chiropractor said is true, especially for stimulants like caffeine, gensing, etc. B12 gives energy as a side-effect of correcting low red blood cell production and certain types of anemia...this is a good way to stimulate energy, as it corrects a deficiency instead of withdrawing energy reserves.

Something else you might want to look in to is energy metabolism - some with CFS/FMS find NADH supplementation helpful because it supports the energy production cycle of the cells (mitochondrial respiratory chain, etc.).

Also, dehydration can cause fatigue, so make sure you are drinking sufficient fluids for your activity and detox level. Good luck,
-Razzle
Chronic Lyme Disease, Gluten & Sulfite Sensitivity, Many Food/Inhalant/Medication/Chemical Allergies & Intolerances, Asthma, Gut issues (dysmotility, non-specific inflammation), UCTD ("Secondary Lupus-Like Syndrome"), Osteoporosis, Pancytopenia, chronic malabsorption/malnutrition, etc.; G Tube; Currently TPN-dependent.
Meds:  Zofran, Pulmicort, Heparin (to flush PICC line), IV Ceftazidime (for Pleural Effusion).


CajunGrl
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   Posted 4/5/2009 8:10 PM (GMT -6)   
Razzle,

Thanks again! I appreciate all of your help!

I'm feeling a lot better now. Actually, I'm feeling pretty good for a change. I will continue taking the B-12 every week and see what happens. The supplements I am on are making a huge difference in the way I feel.
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Razzle
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   Posted 4/6/2009 2:12 AM (GMT -6)   
You're welcome. Glad you are feeling better ~ that's great news!

Take care,
-Razzle
Chronic Lyme Disease, Gluten & Sulfite Sensitivity, Many Food/Inhalant/Medication/Chemical Allergies & Intolerances, Asthma, Gut issues (dysmotility, non-specific inflammation), UCTD ("Secondary Lupus-Like Syndrome"), Osteoporosis, Pancytopenia, chronic malabsorption/malnutrition, etc.; G Tube; Currently TPN-dependent.
Meds:  Zofran, Pulmicort, Heparin (to flush PICC line), IV Ceftazidime (for Pleural Effusion).


saxmar
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   Posted 4/10/2009 9:07 AM (GMT -6)   
Cajun

When I first started taking B-12 shots (cycocan...) I felt results right away as far a energy and fatigue. However that didn't last long as my body got used to it. I still take the B-12 shots when I feel run down but I never feel any results.

Not to get too graphic but did you urine turn red when you took the B-12 shots. That is how I was told you know it made it to your system where it will help.

The first time I used it I called the LLMD thinking I was passing blood.

Good Luck.

saxmar

scorpio1960
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   Posted 4/10/2009 1:44 PM (GMT -6)   
Cagun, I just started B-12 shots and was instructed to do two a week. Had my third shot yesterday and have not felt any difference yet. I've given myself many injections in the past with no difficulty but find the B-12 injections hurt like H__L!! Maybe it's just me! LOL Anyway, good luck.

CajunGrl
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   Posted 4/10/2009 2:52 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Saxmar,

I didn't notice any red color in my urine but I wasn't looking either. I didn't know that the color came through like that. I did however notice red in my stool(wasn't blood), and I thought it was the red crystal light I was drinking, LOL. I will pay more attention next time.

Did you feel energy right away or were you a little fatigued first? I felt fatigued for about an hour then felt really good after. Not full of energy, but felt better in my whole body.
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Razzle
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   Posted 4/10/2009 3:02 PM (GMT -6)   
Scorpio,

If you use insulin needles for subcutaneous injection of the B12, it won't hurt nearly as badly. It absorbs more slowly done this way, but if the pain is too much from the intramuscular injection, I figure it is worth the slower absorption to avoid the severe pain. Before I had the PICC line, I was getting my injections subcutaneously using the insulin needles (I also have very little body fat due to chronic malnutrition, so it is possible I'm getting some of the B12 in my muscles at times...).

CajunGrl & Saxmar,

I've never had red urine from B12 shots, but have always felt a difference when getting them vs. not getting them...maybe I just haven't had a high enough dose to color my urine...

Take care,


-Razzle
Chronic Lyme Disease, Gluten & Sulfite Sensitivity, Many Food/Inhalant/Medication/Chemical Allergies & Intolerances, Asthma, Gut issues (dysmotility, non-specific inflammation), UCTD ("Secondary Lupus-Like Syndrome"), Osteoporosis, Pancytopenia, chronic malabsorption/malnutrition, etc.; G-Tube; Currently TPN-dependent.
Meds:  Zofran, Pulmicort, Heparin (to flush PICC line), IV Ceftazidime (for Pleural Effusion), Colloidal Silver (used topically).


CajunGrl
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   Posted 4/10/2009 3:02 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Scorpio,

The first time I started B-12 shots, I was doing them twice a week. I'm not sure why he had me doing them only once a week now. I did feel a difference this time. Before, I was doing 2cc's twice a week. Now, I'm doing 3cc's once a week and felt a lot better for a few days after the fatigued wore off. Now I'm tired again but I think my thyroid is low.

I'm sure you know this already but do you squeeze your skin(slightly) and pull it up? You have to make sure it is going into the muscle and not into your bone. You can get a serious infection. It doesn't hurt me when I stick myself but hurts a day later and makes a bruise. I guess it's cause I have a little extra cushion in that area, LOL.
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scorpio1960
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   Posted 4/10/2009 3:17 PM (GMT -6)   
Razzle & CanjunGirl, Thanks for the advice. The needle itself does not hurt too much and I have not had any bruising but right after the injection it definitely does hurt, even when the nurse does it. I unfortunately have a little extra cushion also since I gained about 20 lbs. since getting lyme. lol I'll definitely ask about the insulin needles the next time I place an order. Thanks!

saxmar
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   Posted 4/11/2009 8:16 AM (GMT -6)   
I get better injections using a long needle (3ml 25G1) than with the shorter insulin syringe.


Using the shorter insulin needle both my wife and I do not get the red colored urine which I was told shows the B12 got where it needed to go.

I usuallyy inject myself in the thigh. Sometimes it hurts and sometimes it doesn't. Needle length doesn't seem to effect pain which doesn't make sense.

I think I felt B12 effects almost immediately when I started because I was so run down with a CD57 score of 27. Now I take B12 when I feel run down or I have a day that will require all the help I can get to through it.

on an unrelated topic check out this link on a movie, Lymelife, starring Alec Baldwin, that has a chronic Lyme patient as a main character.

http://www.prweb.com/releases/lymedisease/lymelife/prweb2308224.htm


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