I am due my prescribed injection on the 25th. When there I am going to ask the nurse about self-injecting. The Doctor seems reluctant to up my dose to 2 monthly, and I am only to have them for a year from my loading doses.
So, I am going to try and self-inject.
I've searched on here and found links to buying from Germany etc. But I am confused as to what I need to buy. Methylcobalamin? Hydroxocobalamin? Cyanocobalamin?
I like the look of buying from vitaminb12online.com as they come in kits. When I see how I get on, I will look to buy items in bulk. From the return of my symptoms I think monthly should do me.
Can I do it in my tummy or thigh? Does the needle size depend on my BMI?
Is there any harm in self-injecting? My test for PA was negative, but 2 months after my last injection symptoms are returning. So in my mind it must be an absorption issue. Self injecting can't hide any other under lying issue? My doctor is likely to test me for B12 again, should I confess to self injecting as it will be 'falsely' high.
Can I over dose on B12, I am pretty sure I have read I cant- but just double checking!
Thanks in advance and apologies for all the (probably silly) questions.