Proper Dosage of B12 Injections

I need B12 injections, but I disagree with the dosage of 1mg once a month!! No high-dose beginning & then leveled off? My PCP prescribed just 1mg per month. That dosage & frequency is NOT HELPING!! What do you suggest?

I require the injections for several reasons -
*B12 Deficit w/ Severe Neurological Symptoms.
*Weight Loss
*Persistent Neuropathy since Breast Cancer Treatments
*Chronic Fatigue, etc...

I recently started falling down & not able to pull myself up. I've fallen onto a glass coffee table, in the shower (have to take bath), down stairs & often fall or bump into furniture...

I look forward to hearing back from you.

Thank You,
Ann Storms

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I disagree completely with your assessment
by: Kerri Knox, RN- The Immune Queen!

Hi Ann,

I disagree 100% that you 'need' vitamin b12 shots. While it does sound like you might need Vitamin B12, what made you come to the conclusion that you somehow need to get it by injection?

Please read my page on Vitamin B12 Shot Problems to see why injections are completely unnecessary since sublingual pills are just as good. In addition, 99% of B12 shots are cyanocobalamin and if you have neurologic problems then Methylcobalamin B12 is a MUST MUST MUST!

Please read the page on Vitamin B12 Deficiency Treatment and start dosing yourself.

It also sounds like you are probably severely vitamin d deficient and probably deficient in many many other things. You simply don't get severely vitamin b12 deficient from chemo without having general malabsorption of a whole bunch of other nutrients. Not to mention that having vitamin d deficiency for a long long time probably contributed to you having breast cancer in the first place!

So, please read my page on Symptoms of Vitamin D Deficiency and you'll see that vitamin d deficiency is responsible for many neurologic symptoms, fibromyalgia symptoms and muscular strength.

But if you are 'just' going to take a couple of vitamins, that is the wrong strategy and will likely cause you more problems than you have now. Vitamins are not drugs and you can't simply take large doses of single vitamins to try to fix a multitude of complex problems. If you are not already, I would HIGHLY recommend that you also get on a HIGH QUALITY- not 'drug store brand' multivitamin and mineral pack with Omega 3 fatty acids and antioxidants such as Beyond Chelation Improved. If you don't, you're asking for problems AND you'll potentially leave yourself deficient in other nutrients that may be causing some of your severe symptoms. Then diet is a WHOLE 'nother subject that I won't even go INTO at the moment, but if you are still eating non-organic foods and/or foods in packages of any sort, you are selling yourself short...

Kerri Knox RN Immune Health Queen

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