What is the Expected Rise in Vitamin B12 Levels after Getting Injections

by Flossy
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My mother had b12 level of 199 dr said she was normal. But I read and found that she is low. She is having headaches,extreme fatigue,heart palpitations,mouth ulcers,crying,nervousness,and horrible insomnia. She has been given 7 weekly injections. A dr tested her mama and homocysteine levels after 4of the shots. Her results were in normal range. How long does it take for the levels to normalize? Could the 4shots have altered the results? What is the normal increase in b12level after 7 weekly shots? So far we can't get a dr to retest the b level. This has been the worst experience with drs that we have ever had !

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Stop focusing on tests and look at HER
by: Kerri Knox, RN- The Immune Queen!

Hi Flossy,

So, with vitamin b12, your mistake is looking at blood tests to begin with. Please read my page on Vitamin B12 Levels and you'll realize that simply focusing on her symptoms is a far better way to gauge vitamin b12 deficiency than any tests.

Also, as far as how much vitamin b12 should she take, again, go by symptoms and not levels. Please see my page on Vitamin B12 Deficiency Treatment and you'll see that even women with normal vitamin B12 levels with fatigue felt a lot better on vitamin B12 in a dose FAR higher than any doctor would recommend for deficiency treatment. And shots are unnecessary. Just follow the recommendations on the page above for dosage in sublingual pills.

Also, you simply need to spend a few hours reading my site. Your mom almost certainly has a multitude of deficiencies such as:

Symptoms of Vitamin D Deficiency


Signs of Magnesium Deficiency.

She's likely going to need a lot more than B12, and most likely your doctor is not going to look for any other deficiencies. Again, I have MUCH information that will help your mother on this site. Please read extensively as I can't point you to every page that I'd like you to read.

I'm so sorry that you are having such a terrible time with her doctors, but doctors look for medical problems that can be fixed with drugs or surgery. When a nutritional problem exists, then a doctor is not a 'specialist' in this. They have less than 3 hours training in nutrition, so you cannot expect them to be able to help. When there are no medical problems, then it's time to find someone trained in solving nutritional problems. Asking a doctor to help you in that area is like asking your bicycle mechanic to fix your car.

Kerri Knox, RN

Intrinsic factor
by: Anonymous

What if her mother doesn't have intrinsic factor and can't absorb sublingual?

[Kerri's Answer: I've addressed that on the Vitamin D Shot Problems Page outlined. Intrinsic factor is required to help B12 be absorbed in the STOMACH. Sublingual goes straight to the bloodstream and bypasses the stomach. Studies show that sublingual is absorbed in those without intrinsic factor and that shots are unnecessary.]

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