I’ve been SI B12 for more than 12 months. First weekly.....then after trial and error 1 every 2 weeks.
At the start when I was deficient (B12) my GP also gave me 5mg Folic Acid.
After my annual blood test last September I was put on 400ug Folic Acid.....my B12 levels were 3000 but GP didn’t mention anything (He doesn’t know I’m self injecting)....so I think he should have asked why levels are high.
My Vit D was quite borderline but GP didn’t give anything, said is fine so I jbought some as I was having bone pain. I first took a course of 20,000iu 1 tablet twice weekly until they finished (40 in pack). I now bought 1000iu and started taking 2 a day, it’s only been about 10 days and noticed a lot of improvement in my mood(felt much better) was feeling depressed (maybe SAD) but big change, also got much better sleep.
I took it in the evening or night for few days and couldn’t go sleep at all(stayed awake all night), slept during the day until I decided to look up when to take Vit D and it said MORNING !.......never evening or night as it stops the production of melatonin ( the sleeping hormone) which increases at night time naturally. My bone pain I also notice the difference.
Since I’m injecting every 2 weeks what are the chances that this could cause a depletion of other vitamins ???
I’ve been following this site for quite a while and come across (people who inject B12) always mention Magnesium, Potassium, Vitamin B complex, Ferritin and broad spectrum multivitamin.
I didn’t know how bad things can get with low vitamins until I was low on B12 and Vit D and the extent to which Vit D affects your sleep. (So anyone out there taking Vit D DONT take it at night......take it in the MORNING!) it really affects your sleep.
I’m now wondering whether there’s other vitamins/minerals which are being depleted by regular 2 weekly injections since I know the importance of B12, D, Folate (All these make a huge difference together with B12.......so is there anything I should be taking additionally?
B12 injection every 2 weeks
400ug Folic Acid daily
Vitamin D 2000iu daily
Would it help to take broad spectrum multivitamin (like Wellman) daily ?
.....or a Vit B complex ?......or anything else I should be looking at ?
My diet is not so good (not much fruit or veg), mostly carbs and proteins.
Sorry for the long question.
Thanks in advance.