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Vitamin B12 Shot Appetite Suppressant
My Vitamin B12 is 335 pg/mL then it says Low: <146 pg/mL I rarely eat cause I dont have a appetite and at times go up to 4 or 5 days w/o food why?
Anorexia: Appetite is a complex process mediated by the brain, emotions, metabolic needs, health of the gut & surrounding organs. Lack of weight loss would be good news here. I recommend a visit to your doctor to discuss the circumstances that preceded your anorexia & that may contribute to its persistence. Simple testing is appropriate. Of note, your B12 level is normal. ...Read more
18 mo with decreased appetite, vitamin B12 level at 1569, not sleeping, arm pain, and dizzy spells. What could this all mean?
Get tested for defi: Injectable B12 is indicated in the treatment of pernicious anemia. B12 by mouth or injection is also indicated in proven cases of B12 deficiency. Many physicians give B12 shots routinely more as a placebo than for any other reason. You can have your B12 level tested by your physician. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is the best frequency of vitamin B12 injection, if somebody doesn't have any deficiency but prefers to have shot?
If there is no: Measurable need for additional b 12 you are better off not taking it. If you are a vegetarian you need to keep an eye on your b 12 level via a lab test w/your doc. Meat is our primary source of b 12. In general, sublingual b 12 tablets that melt under the tongue is a good way to absorb b 12. Oral b 12 goes through the GI system and most of it is lost. Peace and good health. ...Read more
B12: No. If you have a normal diet, are not alcoholic, malnourished or have severe chronic disease, it is VERY unlikely you have low B12 levels. This 'shot' is often a GP office money maker. You can always get a B12 blood level drawn, but I probably wouldn't. It also has nothing to do with "neck disk" problems. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Absolutely: B12 in the form of methyl cobalamin is necessary for numerous biochemical pathways. It can prevent psychoses, nerve tissue degeneration and megaloblastic anemia. Methyl B12 can be given safely at doses up to 3mg intramuscularly and can be given weekly in those patients who cannot absorb it through the GI tract. There are no known side-effects of having to much. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it not a good idea to get vitamin b12 shots if I am on geodon (ziprasidone)? Are there any drawbacks to getting vitamin b12 shots?
Why B12 shots: What do you aim to achieve with B12 shots. If you are not deficient in B12, there is nothing to be gained by taking the shots. You should discuss it with the doctor who is prescribing you deodon. 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. 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
Hard to say: Though a vitamin, the injectable form of b-12 usually requires a prescription. Unless one has a significant case of pernicious anemia, some type of bowel problem or bowel surgery and a few other instances, b-12 by injection can be sujpplanted by oral or sublingual b-12. You should know your b-12 level if you are concerned and be careful. You can mask other problems. ...Read more
I have been given a vitamin B12 shot now my arm is numb and has been for 3 days and i think there was a lot of air on it can it hurt me ?
Nothing serious but: My best guess is the needle hit a nerve ; traumatized it.The nerve should heal over time. Air in the syringe isn't a problem; if one injects a lot of air directly into an artery it can cause an air embolism with immediate serious consequences.A bit of air in veins or muscles causes no harm. I've given B12 shots for 25 years ; this hasn't happened so i question the skill of the person who gave it. ...Read more
On which body part can I inject vitamin B12 shots thrice a week.I cannot inject on my arms as I go to the gym everyday.please help.
I have been giving my wife vitamin B12 shots in her upper arm. Last time she said her arm feels numb there. Anything to worry about?
Can vitamin B12 supplement be taken along with PCECV rabipur ARV? is there any precaution to be taken during anti rabies shot?(food wise/Drug wise)?
Yes: You can take Vit B12 with your anti-Rabies vaccine Rabipur. There are no special precautions of foods or otherwise, required while completing the series of shots. Just take them on time as advised by ur physician. ...Read more
My wife was also given vitamin B12 shots for B12 deficiency (169pg/ml) during her 7th week of pregnancy. Any comments on the course of treatment.
Treat aggressively: Low B12 in early pregnancy significantly increases risk of neural tube defects, a serious birth defect. If this was my patient i'd give injections of methylcobalamin (not cyanocobalamin) 1000 mcg every day until levels come up ; test to make sure your baby was not already affected. See http://www.Webmd.Com/baby/news/20090302/birth-defects-linked-to-low-vitamin-b12 ; http://bit.Ly/jxwxd2. ...Read more
My vitamin B12 level is 118 (180-975). My doctor prescribed me 1000mcg B12 tablets. I have numbness and tingling in limb. Should i ask for B12 shots?
Pills will work: May take months to feel better speed to improvement dependent on how much you weigh if normal weight , faster than if obese. ...Read more
Virtually nontoxic: At any dose. I do not believe that you will find very much written on the toxic effects of B12 although I have had a couple of patients who took something on the order of 10x what I had prescribed them was already in the 10,000IU range so they were taking about 100,000IU daily for several weeks and the patient developed diarrhea. When he stopped that resident, within several days diarrhea stopped ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Absolutely: B12 in the form of methyl cobalamin is necessary for numerous biochemical pathways. It can prevent psychoses, nerve tissue degeneration and megaloblastic anemia. Methyl B12 can be given safely at doses up to 3mg intramuscularly and can be given weekly in those patients who cannot absorb it through the GI tract. Otherwise, 2mg oraly is optimal. There are no known side-effects of having to much. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Meat, supplements: The best dietary source of B12 is, surprisingly, clams. Beef liver is another good source, though i would only eat this if organic. Salmon & other fish, beef, dairy & eggs are also good sources. Many grains & cereals are fortified with b12. The most reliable vegan source is nutritional yeast but i advise vegans to take a B12 supp. See http://ods.Od.Nih.Gov/factsheets/vitaminb12-healthprofessional/. ...Read more
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