Quick recap. I'm waiting to see an Endocrinologist 22nd of this month but a retired doctor I spoke to privately regarding my situation told me not to wait any longer before starting injections as I've been ill for so many years and could have lasting nerve damage. I trust his judgement and he told me what tests to make sure the Endo carries out incase I may have other things going on.
Was diagnosed this year with Osteoporosis and severe dental decay. Have low D3 and B12 is just within the range therefore considered 'normal' and GP wants more advice from outside the Practice!!
So I've bitten the bullet and started self injecting for the last 3 days with Methylcobalamin.
Was advised to inject 1ml for 7 days then twice the following week, then once a month unless symptoms remain the same or worsen again.
I couldn't get the recommended syringes (25g 1/2") as just gone out of production. After going through some old posts I plumped for 27g 1/2". I dont' feel confident enough to do intramuscular at the mo so am doing subcutaneous upper outer quarter of my 'behind' (courtesy of youtube vid). First one hurt as did it too low. Second one was fine but today was slightly in wrong spot and stung a bit but didn't leave a mark. So getting better at it.
As I'm very sensitive to lots of things I didn't feel confident enough to inject 1ml so have started on 0.5 ml and thought I could build it up over 2 weeks instead.
Any thoughts on this approach and equipment I'm using would be much appreciated.
And plenty of reassurance too very much welcome as I haven't the steadiest of hands (another symptom)