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Went to the doctor today.  She told me that my B12 vitamin levels are way too low.  Apparently that could be one of the reasons why I'm always so tired and lethargic.  So she set up a shot regimen for me:  one shot a day, for seven straight days.  Then it's one shot a week, for four weeks.  After that, it's down to one shot a month.

The good thing in this is that after the first couple of days, I can probably give myself the shot at home.  She gave me a prescription for the B12 and syringes, and after 22 years as a diabetic, if there's one thing I know how to do, it's give myself a shot!

I've been so rundown lately.  I haven't had much energy at all, I don't feel motivated to do much of anything.  I don't know if a vitamin shot will help ALL of that, but if it helps even a little, I suppose it's worth it.

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B12 is my salvation! You'll love it! It might take a week or so to get you where you need to be, but you'll be surprised at how much better you feel, I bet.

I still have to go ever 2 weeks. 1x per month is not enough for me.

I was thinking of you when she told me all of this. I remembered you put up a post about how much better you felt after you took your B12 shot.

I guess this is a standard dosage, at least in the beginning. I hope you're right about it working, I could certainly use a little more energy than I have now.

A shot of B12 will pick you RIGHT UP! One thing I've always wondered: how useful are those little B12 pills that one put under one's tongue? I am typing this with a B12/Folic Acid/B6 pill dissolving under my tongue and just wondered what its efficacy is in comparison to a shot?

I'm not a doctor, so I really don't know, I can only say what my doctor told me- that the pills, for me, would be ineffective, because my body isn't absorbing the vitamins. So I need the shot to get it into my system. I hope it helps, having more energy would be a wonderful thing indeed.

Btw, my sister had the same problem even after she started exercising and eating better, so she had some bloodwork done. The doctor said quote: "your B12 is in the dirt" That wasn't good, lol. So now she's getting the shots, but she's too chicken to do it herself and her nurse friend does it for her. It does seem to be working for her though, so hopefully you'll see an improvement as well.

If there's one thing I'm NOT chicken about, it's shots. I'm so used to giving them to myself that when I need one done for some reason at the doctor's office, I offer to do it myself.

I'm glad this helped your sister. I hope it will do the same for me.

Really hope it helps!

Boy, I feel you on the feeling run down. I bought some B12 the other day at WalMart and have started taking it hoping for something to give me at least a little bit of a boost. I hope you start feeling better!

I finished the one shot a day cycle on Monday. So far, I haven't felt or seen any difference at all. I hope that will change soon, it would nice to be a little more energized.

I hope it helps you, too, sweetie.

I'll cross my fingers for you. It's just such a drag feeling so blah all the time.

Ain't that the truth. I was putting a lot of hope in these B12 shots, I just hope they'll come into effect soon.

Could it be your iron count or something is off? I know next to nothing about medicine, but I know that can play havoc with your body.

I think it's possible, but the bloodwork showed I wasn't anemic, so that's probably not it.

Huh, well, still sending good vibes. You should be able to enjoy your days w/o getting bogged down by exhaustion!

Same to you, sweetie. *Hugs*

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