On Monday, I'm having my 6th and final loading injection, then I'm onto 3 monthly injections, to be reviewed in a year. I'm feeling loads better now, which is a huge relief.
My GP thinks my b12 deficiency is due to diet, and as my blood levels rose from 150 to 214, in less than two weeks, once I started taking 50mcg twice daily cyanocobalamin, I suspect she's right. My symptoms were still quite bad though, so she offered injections, as a quick boost.
So once I've had my last injection on Monday, I'll be making a huge effort to eat more meat and fish, but want to take a low dose b12 supplement, just as a precaution in case there are still gaps in my diet. The doctor thinks that an improved diet will keep my levels up, but given how dreadful I felt prior to the injections, I want to give myself the best chance of keeping my levels high.
I'm considering taking Boots 10mcg B12, once a day? And even though 10mcg is almost four times the RDA, i gather you don't absorb the whole dosage, and also I hope to be getting more B12 from my improved diet.
Can anyone advise if 10mcg per day is too much in-between injections, working on the assumption that I don't have an absorption problem? The other option is a A-Z daily multivitamin, which contains 2.4mcg of B12? But I'm concerned that could leave me a bit lacking if I have day without fish?