I have been diagnosed with b12 defiency but one every three months just isn’t enough and I feel too tired by the end of the 2nd month! Where can you buy them from in the UK?
Where Can I buy vitamin B12 injection... - Pernicious Anaemi...
Links to all items that you'll need:
Hydroxocobalamin 1mg in 1 ml x 100 (boxes of 10 ampoules also available)
This has been on special offer and last time I looked, it was out of stock - so here's another supplier, just in case (I've bought from both):
Other supplies (syringes, needles, sharps disposal box, alcohol skin wipes):
medisave.co.uk/b-d-2ml-plas... (2ml syringes better than 1ml - easier to draw up B12 and easier to handle than thinner 1ml syringes)
medisave.co.uk/b-d-microlan... Green needles for drawing up)
medisave.co.uk/b-d-microlan... (Blue needles for injecting)
medisave.co.uk/sharpsguard-... (Sharps Bin for disposal of ampoules, needles and syringes)
medisave.co.uk/medisave-pro... (Alcohol injection swabs)
P.s. third attempt at posting so sorry for multiple reply messages that you will have received (links were broken so I had to fix, and fix, and fix...re-post, re-post, re-post- suspect HU 'glitch' 😉).
GP injections contain 1mg B12.
Frequency of injections can be different for each individual (the NHS one size fits all regime doesn't fit very many people!). The idea is to try and work out what is right for you.
Try doing another injection when your symptoms return (I'm assuming that they return before your usual ten weeks and that's why you want to self inject). The idea is to time injections so that you have them before symptoms return - you will be able to work this out now you have control of how often you have the B12.
If you have neurolgical symptoms guidelines state that injections should be given every other day until your symtpoms stop improving. For some this happens quite quickly, for others it may take many months. If you follow this regime, once you think that you symtpoms have gone or a not improving any further, reduce the frequency slowly (say every three days, then every four, then weekly...and so on, until you hit the point where you’re able to time your injections so that you have them before symptoms return.
Unfortunately, no hard and fast rules here because we’re all different and different frequencies of injections suit each individual.
Good luck 👍
Hi there is a great auto-injector on the market from a company called Union Medico in Copenhagen. It is the only one that does IM injections or Sub-Cut. I swear by mine, couldn't do my injection without it, I'm very needle phobic. Here's the link: unionmedico.com/product/sup...
Hi thanks for suggesting suppliers of B12.
Like previous members Ive have these administered from my GP, but they’re not frequent enough at once in 3 months.
I’m trying to order from the first link and the stock is available, just wondering if you know how to translate the page in English? I don’t understand the detail on the page.
Thank you in advance
Hi Lizzieloo96 I know you posted this a couple of years back, but I wondered how you got on? I'm just embarking on this journey and having seen some B12 injections through a private clinic at £200 for 10 ampoules, I'm wondering where the "DIY kit" from all the helpful sources mentioned above, is a better route to go? I feel a bit nervous doing that without some sort of clinical input or monitoring.
Anyone have any thoughts?