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Date Joined Dec 2005
Total Posts : 637
   Posted 8/29/2007 11:26 AM (GMT -7)   
I got my first ever B-12 Injection Last Week.

WOW!!! Energy Up, Symptoms Down, Even Feel Much Better Mentally. yeah

I am missing parts of intestines which absorb B12 properly.

I have been using the B12 Oral Liquid Drops Everyday, but am now sold on the injections.

My pharmacist, who administered the shot, no script needed; said Once a Month.

I am going to push my G.I. to do these at my monthly visits.

I was wondering if anyone has these done sooner?

CD dx @ 13 (1987)
Prednisone 15mg every other day
Imuran 150mg day
Colazal 750mg 1 tablet 3x day
Pain Meds

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Date Joined Apr 2005
Total Posts : 3763
   Posted 8/29/2007 11:44 AM (GMT -7)   
I've been getting them once a month for about 2 years. I've been thinking I need them more often cause I get a strange tingling in my scalp about 2 to 3 weeks after my shot and it doesn't go away until after my next shot. Had my blood work checked and sure enough, I need to bump up my shots to every 2 weeks. My husband gives them to me. I fill the syringe, he plunges it in. Technically I could do it myself, but I'm a chicken.

Unlike you, I never notice an increase in energy or decrease in symptoms. Just that the tingling stops and I sleep better. Where do you live that you don't need a Rx for the shots though? I have to have an Rx for the B12 and for the needles.

CD 19 years offically, 29 unofficially. 3 resections '93, '95 '97
Symptoms constantly but all tests show only minor ulcerations. Currently having multiple episodes of gastritis with no known cause.

Prednisone, 6MP,Prevacid, B12 shots, Bentyl, Xifaxan.....

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Date Joined Dec 2005
Total Posts : 637
   Posted 8/29/2007 2:35 PM (GMT -7)   
Memphis, TN.

My local Krogers had a sign out, Ask Me about a B-12 shot 15$, no prescription needed.

They did say that a pharmacist must give the shot.

I did get to make her laugh though, as we went to a somewhat isolated area for the shot.
I jokingly started to pull my shorts down, and said which cheek?

Guess you had to be there as she was laughing so hard she sprayed her drink all over my shirt...

Take Care
CD dx @ 13 (1987)
Prednisone 15mg every other day
Imuran 150mg day
Colazal 750mg 1 tablet 3x day
Pain Meds

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Date Joined Mar 2006
Total Posts : 501
   Posted 8/29/2007 4:16 PM (GMT -7)   
I just got my first B12 shot yesterday at the doctor's office after my 2nd Remicade treatment. I told my doc after the first treatment, I was a zombie and I asked for one.  So now they are giving me a prescription that I need to bring with me once a month so they can give it to me or they can show me how to do it.  So far so good!
Diagnosed 1/06
CD of Terminal Ileum
Taking Pentasa, Entocort, Prograf and Remicade.

Regular Member

Date Joined May 2005
Total Posts : 117
   Posted 8/29/2007 5:07 PM (GMT -7)   
I've been giving myself b12 shots for about 6 mths now , my dr uped them to every 2 weeks, said it won't hurt that if you get extra in your system then you just pee it out anyway. Giving yourself is very easy once you get use to it . Good luck , Oh by the way I don't really feel any better after I get my shots either.  Colleen
 crohns disease sense 1994 , 2 resections 1994 & 2004 , Got the best GI ever.

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Date Joined Jul 2005
Total Posts : 393
   Posted 8/29/2007 5:36 PM (GMT -7)   
I would LOVE TO GET them. I almost started getting them back in 06'. I wish I wouldve known about them sooner...but now that I have a new GI I will definitely be asking

Anyone can give up, it's the easiest thing in the world to do. But to hold it together when everyone else would understand if you fell apart, that's true strength

Diagnosed with severe Crohn's colitis in May 2005. I deal with daily arthritis ALL over my body, cystic acne, & fibromyaglia. Have taken Imuran, Remicade, TPN, Colozal, Entocort, Flagyl, PamineForte, Cipro, Dicyclomine, Prednisone, Asacol, Prevacid, and the list goes on. Taking low amounts of Pred now & 3600mg of Asacol currently...Can't wait till I can get back on Remicade, my miracle drug!

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Date Joined Oct 2004
Total Posts : 3042
   Posted 8/29/2007 5:37 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi I've been giving myself B12 injection for over 13 years.
Hi, I am teddybearweiser, I am a male.
I was diagnosed with crohns disease when i was admitted to the hospital
in 1992, in Jan of 1993 I was back in the hospital for surgery for my crohns. I had part of my right colon resectioned with ilecolonstomy.
 My GI doctor has me on Asacol, Dicyclomine,Imuran,Celebrex and Remicade. B-12 injection once a month.
My Internest doctor has me on Lisnopril-HTCZ and Folic Acid. Diagnosed
with Osteoarthritis July 2007

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Date Joined Apr 2005
Total Posts : 14995
   Posted 8/29/2007 6:11 PM (GMT -7)   
I am currently taking the B12 shots. I love them too! I currently only take them once a month but think I need to up them to every 2 weeks. When I get them I notice I feel better within 24-48 hours.
Been living with Crohn's Disease for 32 years.  Currently on Asacol, Prilosec 60 mg, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain and Calcium.  Resections in 2002 and 2005.  Recently diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and doing tests to see if I have Inflammatory Arthritis or AS.

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