Just wondered what people’s opinions are on planning to self-inject regardless of the doctor’s approval to start the usual routine (once every fortnight for a number of weeks followed by every 2 months).
Needless to say I am nervous about self-injecting but am also serious about giving B12 a go and I am already prepared for the probability every 2 weeks won’t be enough. I have been ill for 11 -12 years now and I believe I have quite a bit of neurological damage so I am almost feeling a sense of desperation/urgency to crack on with the bi-daily routine.
Is it advisable to just start regardless of the doctor’s ‘advice’ and if so should I inform her of my intentions?
I have also noticed that they have a very thick needle for B12 but there are different types of needle to buy and that people recommend/prefer.
Is there a specific type I should be using? And also, does it matter what B12 ampoules I buy? I am assuming I need Hydrocobalamin (what the doctor has prescribed) but I see it in 1mg form and 2mg and am unsure which to get. Am I correct in saying the 2mg ampoules have the same amount but and diluted to make it easier to inject?
I keep reading how much it hurts to inject, is this the case?
I have found a link to a German Amazon site that sells B12, are these the correct type?
Or should I just go with what the doctor says for awhile regardless of the fact I feel I will need to follow a similar routine to many of you on here?