Self-injecting newbie here - a million thanks for all the very helpful advice on this forum which I have been reading near religiously in recent times before taking the plunge to SI.
Did my first SI today - it went surprisingly well and was relatively painless although I did cry at first as the thought was just so horrid! But I am massively motivated in getting better so... did it. This forum gave me confidence to take the plunge as my levels are just above normal (200ish, can't recall exact number) so I knew GP wouldn't prescribe injections on NHS.
I had ordered 100 units of 1.5ml of Hydroxocobalamin in 1 ml liquid from Versandapo.de. Ordered on Wednesday evening and it arrived today - so it only took the 2-3 business days as promised on their website to deliver to UK.
However, each unit in the ampoule actually measures as 0.5 ml liquid, NOT 1ml. Even though on the package it says the measures of what I ordered.
Ended up giving myself one unit in left thigh and two units in right thigh. I figured that this would total at least half of what it would be if it was 1ml, ie 750mcg plus 1500 mcg, totalling 2250 mcg.
(I have taken a few B12 shots privately recently but it wasn't enough to make a difference so I felt I had to inject more than the standard 1000 mcg at least for the loading period or until my neurological symptoms stop (brain fog & loss of short term memory -- and does fatigue count as a neurological symptom)?
I'm a bit puzzled as to why it's only 0.5 mg in liquid. What do you think, does this mean it's only half of the promised 1500 mcg in Hydroxocobalamin, or have they somehow 'fitted in' 1500 mcg into 0.5ml of liquid?
Has anyone else had experiences with this? Or any other insight into what is going on with these doses?
My experience with versandapo was otherwise great, but I'm just puzzled by this...
Any comments much appreciated!
PS In case anyone wonders, what I ordered was VITAMIN B12 Depot Inj. 1500 μg Injektionslösung - Injection solution, 100X1 ml