I am 57 years old and had a total gastrectomy 9 years ago on 29 May 2008. Because my stomach has been removed my body cannot absorb b12 from foods or tablets. I have to inject myself with b12.
My doctor believes that the correct dosis for b12 deficiency is 1mg per month. However when I only inject 1mg per month I have pains in my arms and legs, restless legs, bad muscle cramps in my feet and legs and am very teary. I am on an anti-depressant and high dose of magnesium to assist with the symptoms.
I wonder if my b12 injections are more frequent if my symptoms would subside and I can take less other meds.
The cardiologist said I should inject every 10 days with neurobian but then the endocrinolohist said once a month with lennons b12. So I do not know what to do.