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Is B12 shots ok for diabetics?

Is B12 shots ok for diabetics?

Ok but not needed: Unless you have pernicious anemia - a disorder in which you cannot absorb vitamin B12 - you should be able to take oral b12. ...Read more

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Dr. Randy Baker
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Is a B12 vitamin shot necessary?

Is a B12 vitamin shot necessary?

Depends: If you are deficient in B12 and are unable to absorb the vitamin through oral intake, an injection would be appropriate. Even if you are deficient and have malabsorption, you may wish to try a sub lingual form of B12 supplement. It would be appropriate to discuss it with your doctor to see if you need B12 supplement and if you do, in what form. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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Pernicious anemia and planning pregnancy. I currently get B12 injections bimonthly. Recommendations? B12 more often? What is recommended max dosis?

Pernicious anemia and planning pregnancy. I currently get B12 injections bimonthly. Recommendations? B12 more often? What is recommended max dosis?

Keep levels normal: A pernicious anemia patient can work with her primary care and ob-gyn doctor to find out how often she needs injections to keep her B12 level normal. Haven't seen any reports of B12 injections causing pregnancy problems, if the B12 is being used to prevent B12 deficiency. A common dose is 1mg each shot, with the patient getting a shot every few weeks or every month, depending on need. ...Read more

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Stackers 2 B12 drinks with 600mcg of b12. Is this a good supplement for someone who is B12 deficient? I have just started receiving monthly injections

Stackers 2 B12 drinks with 600mcg of b12. Is this a good supplement for someone who is B12 deficient? I have just started receiving monthly injections

Best as shot: For patients low in B12 injections are best since they are more likely to increase levels ( you don't have to wonder how much is getting absorbed). Nasocobalamin is a nasal spray that can help. If the reason you have low B12 is GI related, oral consumption of b13 may not help. ...Read more

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Is 60mg of prednisone daily for 5 days enough for asthma attack?

Is 60mg of prednisone daily for 5 days enough for asthma attack?

Usually: That dose for that duration should be able to significantly decrease the symptoms of asthma during an attack. However, the dose and duration of treatment will vary depending on the severity of the attack. Longer and stronger courses may be necessary. On the other hand, shorter courses of less dose can also do the trick for a molder exacerbation. ...Read more

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My company is providing flu & B12 shots next week. I take lisinipril & metoprolol for HBP (which is now normal due to meds). Is it ok to get the shots?

My company is providing flu & B12 shots next week. I take lisinipril & metoprolol for HBP (which is now normal due to meds). Is it ok to get the shots?

Shots: Yes get a flu shot by all means. No to the B12. Why is your company giving everyone B12 shots? Does everyone there have Pernicious Anemia? There is no indication to get B12 unless you have that disease. ...Read more

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Should a vegetarian take B12 injection daily?

Should a vegetarian take B12 injection daily?

No: If you can absorb B12 normally, this should be part of your regular oral nutritional supplement. Vegetarians may also do well to take iron, vitamin D and a few others. If and only if you have a problem absorbing B12, for example if you've had pernicious anemia, do you take monthly B12 shots. ...Read more

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Is it safe for me to take B12 (500 mcg) twice a day? Is it okay for me to take vitamin B12 (500mcg) along with hair and nail vitamins with B12 100mcg

Yes: Vitamin b 12 is water soluble. That means that you can not build up and store high levels, you urinate out any extra that you might ingest. So you can take it orally without concerns. ...Read more

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Are epidural steroids okay to take for diabetics?

Are epidural steroids okay to take for diabetics?

Yes, tell you doctor: He may reduce the dose of the steroid and will ask you to check with your internist and to monitor your glucose regularly for the next few days, because an expected side effect is a brief elevation in blood sugar. ...Read more

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I take atenolol 100 mg + lisinopril/hctz (20/25) for hypertension. Is there a betterbeta blocker which will be better for exercise tolerance?

I take atenolol 100 mg  + lisinopril/hctz (20/25) for hypertension.  Is there a betterbeta blocker which will be better for exercise tolerance?

The concern is: whether your blood pressure is controlled. Then experiment with different beta blockers. Individuals seem to have their own exercise tolerance and response to a given beta blocker. Discuss this with your primary health care provider and ask him/her to try a few different ones with you provided your BP remains controlled. ...Read more

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H-cysteine is 14.78 mg/dl or 109.32 mmol/l, while B12 serum count is 352 pg/ml. Majority B12 def. Symptoms for too long. How would you interpret this?

H-cysteine is 14.78 mg/dl or 109.32 mmol/l, while B12 serum count is 352 pg/ml. Majority B12 def. Symptoms for too long. How would you interpret this?

Need B12: It is optimal to have a B12 level of 500 or above. Anyone with a B12 below 500 who has symptoms or signs of B12 deficiency should take methylcobalamin, either sublingual or im, in doses sufficient to raise levels above 500. You may also need the l-5-mthf form of folate, (folic acid) b6 ; trimethylglycine to lower homocysteine below 10. See http://bit.Ly/1607tg3 ; http://bit.Ly/jxwxd2. ...Read more

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Is prednisone safe for a diabetic? 20mg 2x/per

Is prednisone safe for a diabetic? 20mg 2x/per

If you need it: Prednisone will worsen your diabetes control, and has other side effects. But if you really need it, then you have to take it and then control the blood sugar (with insulin, or more insulin, or whatever is needed). ...Read more

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I'm B12 deficiency.got 5 injections.next 1 is April 8th.how long before B12 sysptoms get better.i also have pre menopause. Thanks for answering.

B12: Over what period of time did you have 5 injections? Did they help at any time? Did your doctor tell you how long it would take to feel better? These and any other items need to be brought to the attention of your prescribing doctor and change in treatment or additional medication may be better. ...Read more

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Is taking 5000 mcg of B12 daily safe and how much will this raise my serum B12 by?

Yes it is safe: But my question is why you are taking these doses. Raising the serum level does not really matter at all. It is the intracellular level that matters and we cannot measure that. It is your overall health that decides the issue. ...Read more

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If i just got a B12 shot n gonna for 4 more weeks n then 1 a month for B12 defieciency is it good 2 take additional B12 in pill form daily?

The : The usual reason for getting B12 shots is that your B12 level is low either because you don't eat meat or you can't absorb vitamin b12. This is something that happens in older people. If you can't absorb it, taking it in pill form won't help. If the B12 is low because you are a vegan, oral B12 might help. ...Read more

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