B12 Injections

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by mer0928, Mar 4, 2006.

  1. mer0928

    mer0928 New Member

    Hey, everybody! I recently saw a FMS specialist who prescribed me B12 injections. I live in a rural area in North Carolina and have been unable to find any pharmacy that can get me the serum in the dose I was prescribed (I believe it's 3000 mcg?). Anyway, I am looking for a reliable pharmacy that will mail it to me if my doctor calls in the prescription to them. Any suggestions? Thanks for your help!

    Mary Elizabeth
  2. hope4today

    hope4today New Member

    We get our serum from our naturpath. Perhpas there is one in your area who would be willing to sell you some.
    We had great results initially and then it kind of plateaued...placebo effect?
    Hope
  3. littlebrownwren

    littlebrownwren New Member

    My husband had heart bypass surgery in 1996. At that time they discovered he had pernicious anemia and would have to have B12 injections the rest of his life.

    But, just this last week his doctor told him he
    no longer had to have the injections as there has been good improvements on the OTC tablets and capsules.

    They told him that if he wasn't satisfied with the capsules that he could go back on the shots.

    He can always tell when it is time for his B12 shot as his legs ache and he feels tired.

    Pernicious anemia , if gone untreated can lead to loss of life, so we feel they would not have suggested this if they had doubts about it.
    He bought the B12 capsules, so we will know more how they work in a few days.

    So you might want to consider the OTC capsules.

    The capsules he purchased were 1000mg. No Rx needed.

    Wren
  4. spiritsky

    spiritsky Member

    If you get oral or subligual make sure you get the methylcobalamine version. It's much more easily absorbed. You can get them in 1,2 and 5000mcg...
  5. 1sweetie

    1sweetie New Member

    Hunter-Hopkins Center in Charlotte?? My doctor is Dr.Black & I know that both of the doctors often prescribe B-12 injections. I was given a prescription and it is filled by a compounding pharmacy in Florida. They Fed Ex the medicine to me and it has been quite convenient. If you go to Hunter Hopkins, call them and they will give you the phone# & address. If you go to another doctor, let me know and I will ask my husband for the phone # for you. They will need your prescription & your charge card # and they will overnight it to you. Let me know if you need further help.
  6. sula

    sula New Member

    I've read...don't know if it is true or not but in all my reaserch about B 12......lab tests have shown the sublingual tabs are just as effective as the shots......and that is alot cheaper too. Plus the B 12 that I've had hurt like a son of a gun. I'll take the tab any day.
  7. JenniferAnn539

    JenniferAnn539 New Member

    Mary Elizabeth,

    You can obtain B12 from Hopewell Pharmacy, 800-792-6670, www.hopewellrx.com

    They will have no problem in mailing the serum to you. I have purchased Hydroxocobalamin from them a few time. I think that B12 form is the best when injecting it.

    Your doctor will have to call or send them an rx for it.

    Best of luck.
  8. Meghanne

    Meghanne New Member

    Because of my insurance co-pay, it's actually cheaper for me to get a bottle of the syrum for injection. It has 30 injections worth in it, for a $5.00 copay. :) And I inject once a week, unless I'm feeling really bad, then I might do an extra injection in a week.

    Trish
  9. 1sweetie

    1sweetie New Member

    with the injections. Well only if the needle is bent. They have worked good for me.
  10. farida

    farida New Member

    I have seen Dr. Lapp off and on over the 16 years of living with CFIDS and the pharmacy that he uses for the injectable B-12 compound is:

    Pharmacy on the Park
    457 N. Wendover Rd.
    Charlotte, NC 29211
    704-366-3866

    You can send your Rx to them and they will fill the order and ship it to you. The cost is a little less than $45.

    Good luck!

    farida