Hello, I'm new. I really think that my B12 problem has never gone away due to my current symptoms. Around 15 ish years ago I was diagnosed

And I was given b12 injections. Around 5 years ago my b12 was low and I was given the injections. After my last injection, I went to health food shop and bought complete B slow release vitamins and my readings were over 1000.

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  • It sounds like you stopped having injections and then started them again. Why was that?

  • I honestly don't know. I remember when I had been having the injections for around 6 months or so, I went and bought some b bits from health food shop as the injections were so painful and caused my skin to be really oily (I had. Lumps all over my back,gross, sorry) anyway when I had my b12 tested a few months later I was told that it was over 1000.

  • If you have an autoimmune condition, chances are that oral B12 won't be effective and you have to have injection for life. As for your oily, lumps, it was a sign that your body was getting rid of toxins which should have been eliminated should you had a normal level of B12 so it was a good sign and you should have bare with it. I'm not a spotty person but because I lacked B12 for so many years, when I started on injection, I came up with spots etc....and was told by Dr Chandy that this is a normal response, not to worry about it. If you learn to self-inject, you can use diabetic syringe/needle which is very fine and you can control the speed of injection. If you inject it slowly, it won't hurt as much as someone else doing it who can't feel your pain. But sometimes, it depends on where you hit. I get painless shot and other time it's painful. For me, a minute of pain is better than being in bed feeling sick.

  • Sorry,didn't print all of my response! I was told b12 deficiency auto immune disease. I now know that tablet form of b12 doesn't work! I think blood tests are skewed now with high levels but only in blood and not going to tissues as in active b12.

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