Question for those taking B12 injections??

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   Posted 11/10/2009 1:10 PM (GMT -7)   
I've been taking the B12 injections for awhile now, and I had another injection plus lab work last week to check my levels.  I recieved a call from the nurse this morning telling me that my levels were above normal at 3000??? I asked what the normal level would be and she stated 350???? so mine are well above the norm.  Has anyone else ever had their levels this high after B12 injections? I mean...I was hoping to get my leves back up, but wow! The nurse asked if I take supplements and I said I drink the emergence-c and I looked on the box and it has 25mcg of B12 per packet, and she is truly puzzled as to why it would be so high. At this point, I'm relieved that I don't have to take anymore shots! However, she said she still needs to speak with the doctor and will be calling me back.
Anyone else with super high B12 levels??

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   Posted 11/10/2009 1:53 PM (GMT -7)   
Did you take the blood test shortly after you took your B12 shot? If so, that could have raised your levels to read too high. Just a thought!
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   Posted 11/10/2009 6:21 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Nanners,
What happened was, I drank 2 packets of my emergence-c (25mcg each)on the way to the appointment, and then I had my injection of B12, and right after the injection, I literally walked over and within 15 minutes had my blood drawn. I've been having a lot of jitters and stomach issues every since my B12, but didn't really think anything of it, almost feels like I've had a few cups of coffee! I can't imagine it would be elevated to 3000, but yes it was shortly after my injection.  I guess I don't need the shots, just a couple of packets of emergence-c daily and I'm all set :-) I explained this all to the nurse so I'm not sure why she was so puzzled by the whole situation, you would think she would have attributed it to my injection being too close to the blood draw.
Thanks for the input.

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   Posted 11/11/2009 3:51 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi momto3,
I was having B12 shots every three months until my blood tests came back that my B12 levels were in the normal range, so now we just check my blood results that I have done every 6 weeks and if need be I will have the shot again.
It would be good for you if the emergence-c gives you all the B12 you need without having to have the shot itself - one less needle cant be bad :)
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