Posted 5/16/2007 9:00 AM (GMT -6)
I take Metanx (prescription, it's not OTC) which is a folic acid, B6 and B12 vitamin combination. I has made a big difference for me.


Jeannie ~
   Mom to Ty (4 yrs old)
   and 3 Shelties
 
SLE diagnosis 10/05 now changed to RA 3/06, Endometriosis 5/05, PCOS 1990
Meds: Metformin ER 1500mg (PCOS); Loestrin BCPs (Endo); Methotrexate 17.5mg (RA); Metanx 5mg (RA); Remicade (RA); Lunesta 2mg (as needed)

Posted 5/16/2007 3:42 PM (GMT -6)
I used to take B12 shots however my rhuemy told me the B12 tabs that go under your tongue are just as good as a shot. Remember if you are taking Folic Acid it will mask a B12 def. even in blood work. My GP told me that at last weeks seminar they told all the docs that a persons daily vitamin quota can be gotten in a bowl of cereal every morning and too much B12 will give the exact symptoms that your trying to treat.
Diagnosed dystonia 1982,COPD 1995,SLE(Lupus)2005,Subclinical hyperthyrod 2005,neuropathy 2004,mild spinal stenosis 2005, and the list goes on and on.....Raynauds March 2006, Bollous of SLE Jan 2006,chronic pain for many years.
Meds Sectral 200 mg 1 x day, Imuran 50mg 2x day, Xanax .5 3 x day,Hydrocodone 7.5/500 every 6 hrs as needed, baby aspirin a day, SVN treatments as needed

Posted 5/16/2007 4:53 PM (GMT -6)
Thanks for all the response. I still havn't gotten my paper work. This is a bunch of garbage if they really mailed it out on the 11th. that's only 10 miles from here. Anyway I'm gonna try some vitamin b12 and see what that does. hopefully it will help me get over this dragging tire feeling. I'd rather do that than take more pred.
God bless
carol
God Bless
Carol
 
 Newly DX's Lupus.Possible CREST,COPD, high PB xanax,triam , vicodin.5x3, Evista for osteo,. oxygen Plaquanil800mil, . effexor. spiriva, xopenex. pred.10.mil.
 
Come ye, all that are weary and heavy laden, and I will give you rest!
 
 

Posted 5/16/2007 11:09 PM (GMT -6)

Just jumping in with some knowledge on B-12...

People with autoimmune disease can, and oftentimes do, have absorption problems.  If you take OTC B-12, make sure you take it sublingual (dissolves under the tongue), instead of in swallowed pill form. 

I just informed my mom of this, as she is B-12 deficient; however, her doctors have never told her to take it sublingually.  Some of the simplist things go by the wayside by these doctors!  mad


Diagnoses:  Hashimoto's disease, acne, fatigue, headaches, hypertension and "as-of-yet-unconfirmed-but-in-the-process" MCTD.

Posted 5/17/2007 4:35 AM (GMT -6)
Hey Peanut, Thanks alot for the info. I'd have never even thought of it. I imagine I'll have to go to GNC or somthing for that. The other stores around here won't have a dissolving tablet. I knew there was a reason I hadn't rushed out and gotten it.
The doctor didn't say anything about shots just that they wanted me to take vitamin b12. but than again I'm still waiting for my snail mail with my info. You can't count on this little town for anything.
again thanks hun I appreciate the heads up especially since it makes so much sense. I mean if I'm not absorbing it in my food why would I absorb it in a pill? dah.
God Bless
Carol
 
 Newly DX's Lupus.Possible CREST,COPD, high PB xanax,triam , vicodin.5x3, Evista for osteo,. oxygen Plaquanil800mil, . effexor. spiriva, xopenex. pred.10.mil.
 
Come ye, all that are weary and heavy laden, and I will give you rest!
 
 

Posted 5/17/2007 12:47 PM (GMT -6)
No problem! It's actually nice to be able to give some reliable information on something, with so much else up in the air. Try Wal-Mart, CVS, Walgreen's, etc. One of these drug stores will have it. I get mine from Wal-Mart, and it's a tiny cherry-flavored pill--not bad at all. And, the B-12 can only help your energy!
Diagnoses:  Hashimoto's disease, acne, fatigue, headaches, hypertension and "as-of-yet-unconfirmed-but-in-the-process" MCTD.

Posted 5/17/2007 12:56 PM (GMT -6)

Actually I was just setting here looking at the paper I got in the mail. Of course they didn't bother sending me all my labs. Just a note saying b12 236. Would like you to take b12 supplement. That's the paper I've waited for days for. eyes . from what I have seen on the internet 236 is within the normal range. So I'm not sure why I need supplements.

 

hugs

carol


God Bless
Carol
 
 Newly DX's Lupus.Possible CREST,COPD, high PB xanax,triam , vicodin.5x3, Evista for osteo,. oxygen Plaquanil800mil, . effexor. spiriva, xopenex. pred.10.mil.
 
Come ye, all that are weary and heavy laden, and I will give you rest!
 
 

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