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dottielotti
dottielotti
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I went to a specialist and had the b12 injections I can feel the difference. I didn’t have a deficiency but definitely found it helped a bit.

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Ajay575

Hi can I ask wot specialist it was .I have been trying for ages to no avail .glad it helps you

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dottielotti
dottielotti
in reply to Ajay575

I had to pay , it was at a clinic in Bolton. It was £40 but I’m going to have a word with my doctor , don’t they will though.

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Ajay575
Ajay575
in reply to dottielotti

Might look into it thanks. Will keep on at docs the now

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Mydexter
Mydexter
in reply to Ajay575

Unfortunately If you are not lacking in vitamin B12 i don’t think they will give you injections on the NHS 😟

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Ajay575
Ajay575
in reply to Mydexter

I a know I have mentioned it with gp all is get is ,oh they are very popular ,i could do with the lift it gives you even once fatuige is very severe the now .never mind 🙁

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Gjkas

I think im gonna look into this. Although i have a job to even get Paracetamol off my GPS. All our good Doctors have left the Practice and we only have 1 good Doctor there now but she only works 2 half days a week and youve go a job to see her. I know I'm Anaemic but i can't take the tablets that they give you for it.

Everytime I ask about a change of Medication, they say ( well.I can't give you them because you're under the Pain Management Doctors. ).

But you only see the Pain Management Doctors about every 10 months.

What the bl***y h*ll ( edited by admin) are the GPS there for if they can't give you any medication???

I would be willing to pay for the B 12 injections if it made me feel a little better.But how do you go about finding a Specialist that would do it for you.

I live too far from BOLTON I live in NEWPORT, SOUTH WALES.

If anyone knows of any Specialists near me, will you please let me know.

Thanks .

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Mydexter
Mydexter
in reply to Gjkas

Hi I’m in S.Wales too, if you type in private pain clinics in Cardiff, several come up.

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Gjkas
Gjkas
in reply to Mydexter

Oh Thanks so much. I'll be getting my Husband to check these Clinics up for me.Im feeling really rough.

Really appreciate you giving me this information...

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Mydexter
Mydexter
in reply to Gjkas

You’re welcome, I’ve been thinking of trying to get trigger point injections privately, there’s a St David’s Clinic in Cardiff that treats fibromyalgia as well as others, not sure about Newport. Hope you get a result

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dottielotti

I googled private b12 injections xxx

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Maya23
Maya23
in reply to Gjkas

I get iron infusions in hospital for my chronic anaemia as I can’t tolerate the pills. I see a haematologist - perhaps you could see one too?

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hen-house
hen-house
in reply to Gjkas

Hiya i have them at the GP by the nurse and she told me they do them in some salons now as its a new trend, i googled it after and found they do them in aesthetic clinics in London, i reckon if you google local to you they should do them xx

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dottielotti
dottielotti
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Have a google , good luck xxx

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AliMS

Can I ask why you had the injection if you're not deficient? I'm not aware of this. I have them as I have pernicious anaemia, but I know that excess of B12 can cause health problems, so curious as to why you would be given them if you're not low.

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hen-house
hen-house
in reply to AliMS

Hi i have them due to being anemic and having borderline B12 but the nurse says they do vit B12 shots in salons and aesthetic clinics now as it gives a lift for people that are busy and said its not bad to have too much as the excess just gets released by the body xx

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Mydexter
Mydexter
in reply to hen-house

Salons? Don’t think I’d trust those 😟

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dottielotti
dottielotti
in reply to AliMS

Cause I was that tired and have a young family wanted to try anything . Asked the doc and she said just becareful where u go and your body will just get rid of it if too much.

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Speedy63UK

It's the same with every vitamin. Our bodies can only keep what it needs and you will pee any excess out. If your B12 is borderline then having an injection is a waste of money. You would be better eating B12 rich foods or taking vitamin B complex. You can buy 30 for £1 or less.

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Zoonie
Zoonie
in reply to Speedy63UK

It is most definitely not the same with every vitamin, you don't pee out vitamins that are fat soluble vitamins A, D, E and K any of those can be toxic if taken to excess!

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Mary-intussuception

Also, too much B6 can be harmful.

B12 is also stored in body.

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minxy1408

Hi, I take vitamin B12 every morning I use BetterYou spray you just take four sprays orally everyday and it really helps my energy levels I also take their vitamin D and Multivitamin sprays. I know they work as my Vitamin D level in my blood tests are really good.

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Mary-intussuception

Multivitamins should never be taken nor should Multiminerals as they can contain excess of nutrients that can be harmful. So not advisable.

Deficiencies only should be treated.

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minxy1408

Sorry I totally disagree Multivitamins and Multiminerals have a solid place in healthcare. You have made a very sweeping statement without knowing me or what investigations I have done to lead me to take the above on a daily basis.

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Mary-intussuception

So, have you had blood tests for every Vitamin and mineral you are taking and been found deficient in each one?

I wasn't making a statement about you personally, just in general I understand it is not advisable to take Vitamin or mineral supplements that one is not defficient in. The fat soluble Vitamins are stored in the body and excess can cause toxicity. Excess minerals can be harmful. I understand minerals should only be taken if preferred and monitored by a doctor.

For example Iodine.

As far as I am aware an Iodine deficiency needs to be treated by a medical professional.

It can also be dangerous to take iron if not deficient - in which case would require monitoring too.

I know someone who took a reputable brand of Multivitamins plus Iron (thinking they were doing the right thing) and ended up in hospital with a bowel blockage - caused by the iron.

Doctors thought it was the appendix - until they saw the scar from its removal. Xray revealed the blockage.

Vitamin A should not be taken to excess for another example.

Vitamin K1 should not be taken. It's usually used for clotting blood in cases of overdose of blood thinner for example.

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minxy1408

Seriously chill out 💕

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dottielotti

I’m going to look at that spray xxx

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minxy1408

They are very easy to take and are pleasantly flavoured I also use their magnesium spray to ease the pain and tightness in my muscles x

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Sapphirey66

I have B12 injections every to months via my gp, in fact i have mine today. If your deficient they cannot refuse you and like me my levels are now really high but because i was deficient once and it was not picked up till too late they now have to treat the symptoms that have been left behind.

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Sapphirey66

And just to add once you are picked up as deficient you are then on them for life at least every 6 months for injections. But i pushed for mine every two months, you just have yo explain they make you feel better

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Mydexter

As AliMS says you can have an excess of vit B 12 which can cause problems if you don’t need it, hope your Dr is monitoring your levels

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Evie76

Not to throw a spanner in the works but I also get them every 8wks from my gp because I have pernicious anaemia too. I've been getting them for probably 3yrs now and I don't notice one but of difference. My energy levels are still on the floor. I queried it with the gp and was told some people notice a difference and some don't. So please don't be thinking it's the magic wand to boost your energy as it's not for everyone. Delighted people are noticing a difference tho, well more jealous than anything really lol

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linnactive

Hi There..I have B12 jabs at GPS every 12 weeks as I was deficient via bloodtest..I feel no benefit whatsoever although I do think the frequency is rubbish and that it should be repeated 6 weekly not 12 weekly..Glad it helps you a little...

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Sarahvit

Hi Dottie, my Vit12 is low and I got the B12 shot weekly for every week x3 then 1 x month x2 then will see the doctor and have my blood levels recheck. So far I haven’t noticed a difference. Mine was off the chart low and they want it towards the higher end which is 2,000 something. The low end I think 🤔 was around 1,000. Mine was something like 122. My son was the same way but his came up that he is now on oral vit B complex.

I’m glad you are feeling the benefits of the B12 shots. 😊💕🦋

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Millymoo1

I self inject, you can easily buy the b12 from Germany and I buy my needles online too.

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dottielotti

Do you buy the b12 on line?

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Millymoo1

Yes Germany

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linnactive

Hi There I can self inject no problem.Any chance you can give me the website as I've looked for B12 suppliers before and found nothing?Thankyou..

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Jaynefox

Hi I would like to have it,but my gp said u don’t need it.i pay for it,but we’re can I go to have it,I’m in south east.all I no is my dog had to have it every week or two,hour after I brough her back from the vets,was a new dog.pick her right up.

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dottielotti

I’d try to google it , funny isn’t it dogs get better treatment than us xxx

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Jaynefox

Hi yes I no,but they only do when dogs are poorly.but I’m sure we would befit from it to.x

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AllthatGlitters

Hi did this help with fatigue? Xx

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