I was diagnosed as b12 deficient about 2 months ago. My doctor first advised me to take tablets from Holland & Barrett which I did. I also began taking the oral spray, and I started to notice the headaches, spasms and tensions go away.
However, I still felt really tired so a month later I discussed this with my GP. She said that I would have to go on B12 injections, without telling me about the side effects.
I'm currently on Skinoren for acne, as I have had acne throughout my life and sometimes quite badly. So when I started my loading dose, I began to notice spots coming up on the side of my once-clear forehead.
Yesterday morning, you could have mistaken my face for a pizza. It's disgusting and I'm so upset, having dealt with acne and it completely wrecks my confidence. I was so upset I canceled the rest of my loading dose injections.
Now, the acne has spread from my face to my upper chest and my face has been itchy and overall I feel so tired like I haven't slept in days.
Have many of you just stopped the loading doses due to reactions? I have 3 more left to go and I'm scared that these symptoms will only get worse. And yes, I am that vain - when you've had acne as bad as I've had and finally found something that worked, it's awful when it comes back like this. I feel too embarrased to even going into work, but I have to.
update - 8/2
Hi this is an update. So acne is still bad, but it's hit a plateau and is just sticking on my lower cheeks, jawline, and forehead.
I saw the GP last friday (5/2) regarding this reaction, and she was pretty freaked out by it and said she'd never seen someone react to b12 like I have (which is -so- comforting). She thought it would take a couple of weeks for it to clear up (it's been 11 days since my 3rd loading dose). I've continued to take Skinoren throughout this, but now applying twice a day and also I've been prescribed anti-histamines.
I was told to discontinue the b12 injections and everything b12 related until my skin calms down, so I'll let you know when that happens! I keep forgetting that I have such awful skin until I see my reflection because this has happened so suddenly!