In the month since I joined this website, I noticed many reports of side effects by those receiving injections.
I purchased a vial of 1,000 mcgs of B12 with the doctor's prescription, that remains unused. I was not aware that cianocobalamin is not the only form of injectable B12So I have used sublingual strips of methylcobalamin.
But this afternoon I decided to open the package and reviewed the instructions. They are very helpful for patients to understand and be prepared for side effects. The manufacturer here in Canada does not have a website, thus I Googled until I located similar information. Next time you go to have your B12 shot ask the nurse to copy the pamphlet for you. Here's one that is helpful, note also it will decrease potassium levels in the blood and will interact with folic acid.
In good health,
Last Thursday I attended the GP's office to learn blood work results from Feb. 7. My ferritin level dropped from 18 to 17 in one month, despite 300 mcgs of expensive hematinic, lean meat or salmon twice a day. I felt discouraged, because feeling stronger is a priority for me.
Neither the puppy or the kitty know how to clean the house or go for groceries, let alone answer the telephone!
The results for intrinsic factor and parietal cells also from Feb. 7 were not yet available.
Will have to persist, for here the minimum ferritin is 11, and the maximum 190. I was hoping I would have reached 25, but not yet. The appointment with the hematologist is not until April 11.