UK - B12 injections

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by Rosiebud, Sep 25, 2005.

  1. Rosiebud

    Rosiebud New Member

    Has anyone in UK managed to get their GP to give them B12 injections or does anyone get them privately??

    If so, how did you do it?

    Do you self inject or go to surgery?

    Do they help?

    I got Dr. Sarah Myhill's book and she strongly advises B12 injections and CoQ10.

    Thanks
    Rosie
    [This Message was Edited on 09/26/2005]
  2. angeldust

    angeldust New Member

    Yes, I have had B12 shots privately in UK at Drs surgery, I'm sure any private Dr with a good understanding of CFS would do them - as long as your willing to pay. Finding the right Dr is the hardest bit.

    My Dr at the time was convinced B12 shots would make the world of difference to me - they didn't. No harm in trying though.
  3. tansy

    tansy New Member

    Hi Rosie

    Even though the standard blood tests showed normal B12 levels, a haematologist and ME specialist recommended IM B12 to use alongside folic acid, but they were refused by my GP.

    The use of B12 in these DDs goes beyond just correcting pernicious anaemia.

    I took matters into my own hands (as usual) and have been using sublingual methyl B12 for a few years; if I stop the constant head pains I used to have start to come back. There's sufficient research on B12 to make a trial run worthwhile. IM B12 and Mg, have been long standing Tx for ME and CFS but even so are rarely offered on the NHS.

    love, Tansy

  4. deliarose

    deliarose New Member

    I don't know if you can get the shots on teh NHS.. but you can do them at home quite easily with the right equipment...
    syringes, bottle of B12 etc..

    I am a UKer now living in teh US, and I've been giving myself B12 shots for a while now..

    Cheers
    Delia
  5. Kay31

    Kay31 Member

    Hi all,

    I am a newbie to posting my opinions but have read your messages faithfully. Boy are they ever on the money.. Spent megabucks to go to Charlotte, NC to have a two-day consult with Mr. Lapp. The visit was positive in that he served as an affirmation of my CF problem with the FM pain.

    He put me on a self-jabbing session of B-12. It really didn't help me, but someone else I know believes it hook, line and sinker.

    My doctor up here (CT) also put me on Provigial....think it really boosted my energy for quite a while, but not now. I have been struggling the past few months with muscle aches and, big-time fatigue and bouts of anxiety/depression. This is all very unnerving.

    Have tickets to go to Aruba in 3 weeks....hope this flare passes enough so I can go.

    So at least TRY the injections....they may very well help.[This Message was Edited on 09/26/2005]
  6. Rosiebud

    Rosiebud New Member

    I'll discuss it with my GP next week and if he refuses I'll take it from there.

    Hope you make it to Aruba Kay.

    Thanks

    Rosie
    [This Message was Edited on 09/27/2005]
  7. deliarose

    deliarose New Member

    I had a consult with Dr Lapp in August this year.. Wonder if we could compare notes?
    Cheers
    Delia
  8. rbecca47

    rbecca47 New Member

    i had a hemotologist, and my own doc decided b=12 shots would help severe animia, and a b=12 defiency. i get them once a month, doc said i would feel more energy i don't but i haven't had to have transfussion since i started a year ago. and that i a plus for me. hope you can find a doc. to help but make sure you have blood work done also.
    becca