Mary, I can't believe they gave Vitamin shots at a health food store without a Doctors approval. That just shows how different we all are and how careful we have to be when people give us advice on something whether it be natural or prescription. I have almost died from "natural" products when I was a child so I am very wary of herbs, vitamins and prescription drugs.
Rachael, if you are still constipated I would call the Doctor. I called mine once when I hadn't gone for 4 days and he acted all put out but that was so rare for me. He told me to take the Dulcolax and if I wasn't cramping I would be fine. I was. I hd never called him before but I was feeling really full of it.
They hold this clinic each Saturday, they hire a registered nurse to administer the shots and all seems to be above board. They take a lot of info before they give you the shot. You sign a document, etc. Similar to getting a flu shot at your local pharmacy in the Fall. But they asked me more info than for the flu shot if I recall correctly.
At the time I thought, oh what can it hurt? Right after my temp colostomy reversal surgery 9 years ago, etc. when I was literally living between my bathroom and bedroom, I started taking Centrum (sp?) daily vitamins, but in liquid form. They didn't mess me up, not as much as pill form did. Now I can take pill form. So I naturally assumed, I'd feel an energy surge from the Vit. B shot and overall, just feel better. Not have D come out of nowhere (not like now, I can usually predict when it will hit, 9 out of 10 times it's after a meal).
That was my one and only Vit. B shot experience! I do think we all need to be very careful from health food products that claim to do what medications a physician will prescribe or recommend OTC will do. There are so many holistic approaches/theories out there by now, you'd think if they were legit the medical profession would have endorsed or accepted some of them. Because they haven't, that should tell us all something - they are probably not good for us.
I would still check with your doctor Rachel. There are many types of bowel preps doctors use - pill form, Nu or Go-lightly, Fleet's Phospho Soda, Magnesium Citrate, etc. Explain in the past one didn't do a good job for you, your doctor would be able to suggest one that would.
Post Edited (Marsky) : 7/29/2008 6:36:25 AM (GMT-6)