Have been self-injecting for a week now (every other day) and taking 400mcg folic acid too, since it was on the lowish side.
My hair is no longer falling out like spider-webs on my hands every time I wash it, my fingernails are improving, too. I'm aware that this could be folate level increase.
Best of all, I don't fall asleep in the afternoons or evenings, and even the yawning (overlapping gulping yawns, like a fish out of water) seems to be reduced. Have been out walking a fair bit the last couple of days. Seem to have lost the ability to run: no shock absorbers (?) so knees and base of spine really just can't do it.
Back, hips, knees all still very stiff and achey especially first thing in the morning before having a bath. Soles of feet no longer hot and stiff in morning but spikey heels instead, which I'm calling an improvement. Might even be all that walking !
Brain likely to take quite a bit longer I think: memory, cognitive problems, sensory overload especially sounds and fast movements, mood swings, personality changes, irrational, irritable, impatient and argumentative mostly but not crying now anyway. Or is that just because I haven't seen a specialist in a while ? That always ends up in tears.
Recently a few times felt tingling pins and needles on left side of scalp, numb to touch. Is this an improvement do you think... an awakening ? Anyone got an answer or recognise this themselves ?
Have made a few errors with SI, but nothing to worry about. Can never remember where they were to avoid in the future anyway. I watched a few videos but they all did it differently so I got confused (easy) and couldn't remember it all by the time I got back from the library. It never hurts, which is a good thing. My only problem is position: where and how to avoid small veins and nerves. Had one (very short) spurt, and one (very slight) spasm- just found a new position, but not really learning my lessons from this because of poor memory! Any advice ? Tattoo myself with dotted lines like a side of beef on a butcher's poster ?