Methylcobalamin (B-12) and energy levels

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CajunGrl
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   Posted 10/10/2009 3:34 PM (GMT -6)   
When I first started taking Methylcobalamin B-12, I felt a difference in my energy levels. First time in years I had a little energy. Now, I don't feel anything. I'm fatigued again. After I took my B-12 injection, it would make my urine a reddish pink color. Now, it doesn't do that anymore. Does this mean that my body needs more?

I called my doctors office and spoke to the nurse and she told me to continue the 1cc injection everyday for another week or two. She said that if that didn't make a difference, then I could do a sublingual Methyl B-12.

I'm just bummed that I finally felt a bit more energy and now I'm back to square one again.

Any suggestions?
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Razzle
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   Posted 10/10/2009 4:45 PM (GMT -6)   
Absorption is dependent on how much B12 the body already has stored. If you were deficient initially, your body would have absorbed a lot of B12. Now that your body stores have been restored, now the body is only absorbing what it needs for daily use.

Another thought is maybe your B12 has lost potency if you haven't refilled it recently...I'd recommend calling the pharmacy and asking how long it will retain full potency.

And another thought is if you have finally restored methylation, perhaps you should switch to a different form of B12, such as hydroxo-B12 instead of the methyl-B12. I'd discuss this with your LLMD.

I hope this helps - good luck,
-Razzle
Chronic Lyme Disease, Chronic Bartonella (clinical dx only), Gluten & Sulfite Sensitivity, Many Food/Inhalant/Medication/Chemical Allergies & Intolerances, Asthma, Gut issues (dysmotility, non-specific inflammation), UCTD ("Secondary Lupus-Like Syndrome"), Osteoporosis, chronic Lymphopenia, etc.; G-Tube; Currently trying to wean off TPN.
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CajunGrl
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   Posted 10/10/2009 5:27 PM (GMT -6)   
Razzle,

Thank you so much for all of the information. You are an asset to this forum.
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blessings723
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   Posted 10/11/2009 1:58 AM (GMT -6)   
I think Razzle's post deserves like 5 stars or something. That was VERY good and i don't even take b 12 shots right now. :)

Razzle
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   Posted 10/11/2009 5:18 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks - you all have also been very helpful for me, too.
-Razzle
Chronic Lyme Disease, Chronic Bartonella (clinical dx only), Gluten & Sulfite Sensitivity, Many Food/Inhalant/Medication/Chemical Allergies & Intolerances, Asthma, Gut issues (dysmotility, non-specific inflammation), UCTD ("Secondary Lupus-Like Syndrome"), Osteoporosis, chronic Lymphopenia, etc.; G-Tube; Currently trying to wean off TPN.
Meds:  Pulmicort, IV Ceftazidime, Heparin (to flush PICC line), Claritin, Domperidone, Colloidal Silver (used topically), probiotics, Milk Thistle, homeopathy.


CajunGrl
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   Posted 10/11/2009 10:31 AM (GMT -6)   
I gave myself a tiny bit more to see what would happen and I felt a difference in energy again. It also came out in my urine. I'm wondering if my body just needs more?

P.S.- This was my choice to experiment. Please ask your doctor before doing anything like this:)
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