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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
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