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Vitamin B12 injections

Hi everybody,

I suffer from RLS and MS and have been so tired and depressed for over a year. I asked my PCP if I could have vitamin B 12 shots and she agreed. I'm going to start this week. Has anybody here tried this for depression and energy? Did they help? I sure hope so. Every morning I lie in bed and have to force myself to get up and start another crappy day, since they're all the same. Sorry for being such a downer. Really was just wondering if anybody had success with this procedure.

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I'm sorry to be such a Debbie Downer. I'll be better.

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We are honest with our feelings around here, so please don’t feel pressure to pretend you’re feeling great when you simply aren’t. I’m sorry you’ve been dealing with depression along with your other difficulties.

I haven’t needed B12 injections, but I did seem to have more energy after starting methylcobalamin.

I’ll be praying you find relief from your symptoms.

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Thank you for being so accepting. I'll be starting Wellbutrin for depression this week and am hoping it makes me feel better.

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Your all good here Ikeeptrying 😊 like greaterexp says, we are honest about our feelings here! 💕

I'm sorry your feeling down. The winter months always get to me.😕 Not to mention the day in and day out of doing the same thing over and over. Ok now I'm depressing myself😭 😒 No! Not ok!😀

I don't know about the b-12 shots but I do know about depression! So please get help if you need it!💕

Try to do something, anything, different today! And Make Sure You Sit in The Sun! 🌞 it always makes me feel better!😊

Jes 🌠

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I would like to see the sun so I could go outside and bask. lol. Gray skies are depressing for sure. Today's the day for my B12 shot. Wonder if it will help. Thanks for your reply.

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I love your picture. I'm kinda dog crazy. I really appreciate all of you being welcoming and nonjudgmental. With your encouragement I'm going to paint today. I'd sit in the sun except I haven't seen it for a few days. Thank you for your response.

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Ikeeptrying thank you!💕 I Luvs my puppers! 🐕 and hey! No one here to judge anyone!💕

We all bleed MS!😄 So please say what's on your mind! Vent cry share and let us help you, and You can help us!

So what do you paint?😊 You must share with us!😀

~Hugs n Luvs ~

Jes

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I do love my doggos too.

I used to paint with oils, mainly portraits, and animals. I'm having a hard time now and I believe it's the MS in my brain. Very hesitant to apply the paint. I have all these pictures I want to paint but somehow just don't do it. In art class the other day almost just started bawling because I couldn't get it right. I've got some older paintings I could post if I can figure out how to do it. Thank you so much for your interest.

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Ikeeptrying I have never had B12 but my grandma used to get B12 injections and they helped her, hope it helps you. I have had depression for a very long time and been on medication. Have had to switch meds a few times. Used to see a therapist before moving to MI. Been thinking about seeing one again.

Jessie

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Ikeeptrying You are never a downer to us, we are your MS friends and family! I don't know much about the B-12 shots. I do take a supplement as recommended by the doc. My problems with focus, alertness and balance were getting worse and worse early last fall and after chatting here with some folks and doing some research, I went to my Oct. Neuro appt. with a handful of printouts, etc. Some including him and a research project he had worked on. Result! We increased some of my "Symptomatic" meds and added one called LDN (Low Dose Naltrexone) In large doses, like 50mg. it is used to treat opioid/alcohol addictions) Research has shown that in much lower doses, 1mg to 4.5mg. it helps our focus and energy level. What does it do? It Blocks some of the nerve signals and allows some of your own natural endorphins to come out and help you. I was always a "high energy" person and even have a t-shirt some friend had made that says "Powered by Lynndorphins." That was before MS! It is only FDA approved in the large dose. To get it in lower doses, your doctor must write a prescription. YOU must find what is called a Compounding Pharmacy as it must be made for you. There are places online and maybe locally. I talked by phone to many locally and a distance away. I was fortunate to find a pharmacy less than 50 miles away. The price can vary quite a bit. I have much more focus, alertness and energy with LDN. You may want to check into it. Lynn

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Hi CalfeeChick,

I was interested in trying the LDN since I read about it's success with many MS people. Since he has never gave me the go ahead with anything I didn't expect that he would. And he didn't. I'm going to print out your post and send it to him. Maybe he'll have second thoughts. I'm SPMS and I hate just seeing my body lose functions. But he says no meds available for me. I'm trying right now to change neuros. Maybe the next one will be more sympathetic. All this guy can say is no. Thank you for this post and all the information. It's really helpful.

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for you and Kenu, because I always have a high tolerance for meds ( I can take a 10mg. Vicotin and still function) Dr. started me on 4.5mg. That's the highest available in the LDN. Try to do some research too. While it is not FDA approved many take it. I will try to find my research sites and post to you both. Lynn

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How are you doing? Were you able to get an RX for LDN? I should of suggested before to look for an MS Neuro affiliated with a teaching University. Quite often, there are "Resident" students at my MS Neuro appts and they contribute information to me and to my doctor. I just feel it can't get any better than that. At my last appt. in April, we discussed getting me on some DMT"s, but doctor wanted me to have some "Neurophysiological test first, which I had last week. Won't have results until 8-10-18. Time seems to be flying by quickly, so I'll be glad to get results. He just did some math tests, focus and cognitive tests.

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CalfeeChick Thanks for the info, I think I will check this out or should I just get one of your t-shirts🤣😂😜😉👍🙏 Ken

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I have chronic depression and some anxiety myself. I take bupropion, citalopram and armodafinil and it helps! I started exercising March 2017, 2-3 times a week and that has helped immensely with my mood and energy! I wish you good luck and I hope you try to find something that you can do to boost your mood!

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I'll be starting the Wellbutrin this week and have great hopes. Exercising is a challenge right now as I'm recovering from a broken hip. More pain. I'm going to try and find something I can do and I'm sure it will help me too. Thank you for your encouraging comments.

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I take one vitamin b-12 sublingual vitamin everyday around noon. It does get me over the mid afternoon desire for a nap. I am retired so I can take a nap but then I can't sleep at night

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