Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Meth(ylcobalamin) Junkie?


For the past few years I have been administering B12 injections weekly. Your body needs B12 for healthy cell growth and function. It improves brain function (which I need desperately), memory, nervous system, and so on. It also gives you a boost of energy and alertness. B12 tablets are not absorbed very efficiently in the body and injections gives your body the best ability to absorb it. I may turned into a bit of a junkie because I have used it during periods of fatigue induced by my RA. It may be psychological, but I feel it helps with my energy levels. You can't overdose on B12 and your body doesn't store excess. I am curious to know if any of you take B12 injections or have in the past.

7 comments:

  1. No injections but I do take a B6 stress formula supplement. The Humira injections are more than enough and I dread doing those every couples of weeks.

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  2. With Scandanavian on one side of my family, there's a history of pernicious anemia, but I don't personally need the extra B12 (althoug there are days that I wish for it).

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  3. I took them for a while near the end of my racing career. I haven't had one in years.

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  4. I have had sporadic injections in the doc's office. I am curious as to how you got your doc to let you do them yourself...do tell. :-)

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  5. Arlene, I started off getting injections from my family doctor at his office. I got tired of paying the fees associated with the injections and called him out on it. I asked him to write a script for me and told him I could do the injections at home myself. After some debate he agreed to do it. There were some conditions. I had get some training from his nurse and then had to come in the next few weeks and administer the injection in front of the nurse until she felt comfortable with me doing it without supervision. I now just get my script filled through an online pharmacy and procure the hypodermics online as well. Both are much less expensive online verses filling/procuring locally. There are some online diet clinics that will write scripts for injectable B-12. Most require you receive a physical from a local doc and you then have to mail or fax a copy of the results before they will write you a script. Some guys at work here use a clinic out of Savannah Georgia that has a reciprocal medical agreement in Tennessee. Do some searching locally and I bet you find a clinic close by if your doc has reservations. Good luck. I know the injections help me with post-workout recovery, energy, and fatigue.

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  6. Hey Mike, just dropped by to check on you. No blog activity can't be a good sign. Hope you're back soon.

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  7. I have had B12 injections for pernicious anemia a while ago now. The PA made me feel rotten all the time and once the injections started to kick in I felt loads better. Anemia is an issue with the RA anyway but PA is something that can be sorted out quickly and you feel lots better fast. Has to be worth a few injections in my opinion!

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