Can I Take Methylcobalamin?

by Joan

I am a 75 year old woman that had a series of Vitamin B12 shots many years ago and became allergic to them. I was suffering from hypothyroidism at the time which affected my blood but had not yet been diagnosed. Can I take the methylcobalamin B12?

I'm currently working with an endocrinologist. My TSH results, T4 are fine but my T3 which I asked her to check are 241 when the normal range for the test she did is 50-170. (tri-iodothyronine total true,ser/plas,qn test.)

I do have spots on my arms and also have leg muscle fatigue/tiredness and some numbness or tingling in my fingers. Have yet to talk with the endocrinologist since the last test last week. I came across your info by checking into B12 deficiency on the internet.



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I can't answer that...
by: Kerri Knox, RN- The Immune Queen!

Hi Joan,

I wouldn't be able to tell you whether or not you can take Methylcobalin or not. You could very well be allergic to ALL forms of B12 OR you could just be allergic to something in the SHOTS- which is common since the shots often contain a lot of preservatives and things like that.

But I don't know if you THINK that you 'need' shots because you can't absorb B12- you don't. Sublingual B12 goes right into your bloodstream and no one needs to take B12 shots- ever. You can just take sublingual instead and it bypasses your stomach so it doesn't matter whether you can absorb it or not.

But again, there is simply no way that I can tell you whether you 'can' take ANY form of B12. What if I told you that you CAN, and you did and ended up in the hospital from an allergic reaction? Yipes. That would be my fault and there's no way that I can accept that responsibility.

In any case, I'd also encourage you to check your vitamin d level as well since many of your problems could be Symptoms of Vitamin D Deficiency as well.

And if you've been Vitamin B12 deficient for years and have some other health problems, you also may want to consider that you are Gluten Sensitive. And YES, you can 'develop' gluten sensitivity at an older age... In fact, it's VERY common to develop it as you get older.

Kerri Knox RN

Kerri Knox, RN- The Immune System Queen
Functional Medicine Practitioner
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