Can B12 shots help Lyme...

Discussion in 'Lyme Disease Archives' started by Junegal, Jun 13, 2008.

  1. Junegal

    Junegal New Member

    I was diagnosed with CFIDS 1 year ago and started B12 shots. I go to my PCP for them regularly.

    I just got the test back stating I have Lyme and am waiting for a Lyme specialist to see me.

    Should I continue to go for those B12 shots (now that my diagnosis has totally changed) or bag them? Do they help anyone with Lyme? If they don't, I will stop going, because for the past 1.5 years I basically opened the window and threw my money out. Co-pays, thank goodness, are low, but when you have several doctor appts a week, it all adds up fast. I'd rather save my $$ for the LLMD I am trying to get into.

    But of course if they are part of the protocol for fighting this Lyme, I'll continue. I'll do whatever I have to do here.

    Thanks.
  2. foggyfroggy

    foggyfroggy Guest

    a lot! I have Lyme, and B12 is one of the only things I feel a positive difference with.
    I take the Hydroxy form and I give myself the shots. The needles are tine allergy needles (like a diabetic needle) and it really doesn't hurt if pushed slowly. I take one at least every other day. Your doctor can show you how to do the shots. No more paying for office visits!

    Sublingual B12 did not help me at all whatsoever, and it burned the underside of my toungue.

    Hope that helps!
    Gretchen
  3. munch1958

    munch1958 Member

    While I hate the shot itself, I love the results! It was good bye chronic fatigue after about 2 weeks of doing the shots daily. Plus the shot helps my constipation related issues.

    If it's helping you then stick with it. You will find many many of the same treatments for CFS at the LLMDs office. Puzzling to me at first but then I figured it out.
  4. wld285

    wld285 New Member


    I give myself a shot every week, regular size shot too! My cfs doc does them in his office, there is b12 inthem but also other things.

    Since I live so far away I had no choice and ya know it's not that bad. I didn't think I could do it either but nothing to it!

    Linda