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Suppliments after first three monthly injection?

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Hi, I feel like I should know the answer to this and I apologise if there is a post about it but am working and no time to search. I had my first three monthly b12 injection this week after the loading shots back in May. I had neuro symptoms that were quite bad originally but most are improving a lot.

My question is. ..Should I still be taking my sub lingual suppliment now straight after the injection? I’m not sure what the dose he injection is. My tablets are 1000 au I take one a day. I did ask the nurse and she had no idea. I left a message for a Dr yesterday but no one bothered to call me back when they said they would and today I cannot get through.

Does anyone here just carry on with their supplements straight after the injection?

Thank you to anyone who can help me.

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The injections will be 1000 units if you're in the UK. Although your sublinguals tell you they're the same dose, only a very little of them gets absorbed, so in reality they are a smaller dose.

You probably don't need the sublingual straight after an injection, but it can't hurt. Any 'extra' B12 will just be peed out; you can't overdose on the stuff :)

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Winterlight in reply to spacey1

Thank you for your reply spacey1 🙂 I will leave it a while then start on them again. The injections are so much better I know I just wish I could get them more often. I’m still trying😩

The best thing to do is experiment.

Your B12 tablets are probably 1000 mcg. Each contains the same as one of your injections. But the B12 molecule is too large to easily pass from the gut to the blood without help from Intrinsic Factor.

Personally, I found that tablets, sublinguals, patches did absolutely nothing for me. But some people say that it helps them get through to the next injection.

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Gambit62Administrator

would be good idea to continue with the sublinguals immediately after the B12 shots - no need to stop - they can be effective at helping to maintain B12 levels once raised but it doesn't work for everyone so won't necessarily work for you. As you have an absorption level they won't be very effective at raising your B12 levels which is why you'd need to start supplementing immediately.

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Hi Winterlight personally I have been using a B12 spray every day in addition to my injections for two years now.

I am not a medically trained person but I've had Pernicious Anaemia (a form of B12 deficiency) for more than 46 years and I'm still "clivealive" at 77.

I wish you well.

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