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  • CowboysnAngels
    My doctor told me my B12 (and Vitamin D) levels are very, very low.  He prescribed a nasal spray for B12, but if my insurance won't cover it, I have to use the shots.  Just wondering if anyone has used either or these?
  • CowboysnAngels
    I was just now notified that my insurance will cover the B12 nasal spray, thankfully, so guess I'm now picking it up this Friday.
  • acappellasing41351
    I have been doing B12 shots monthly for almost a year now. It us definitely helping. I was told by several medical professionals that this is the most effective way for B12.
  • acappellasing41351
    I have been doing B12 shots monthly for almost a year now. It us definitely helping. I was told by several medical professionals that this is the most effective way for B12.
  • Jafo
    My doctor was concerned about my vit B12 & D levels as well. He suggested sublingual B12 before we try the shots. At first the only place we (my wife and I) could find it was at a local natural food store called Sprouts. They were very pround of it and wanted to charge about $20.00 for an ounce of it. If used as reommened it lasts a little over a month. But after looking at our local grocery store, King Soopers(Kroger), we found double the bottle size for the price. Plus the were buy one get one free. The sublingual is 5000 IU a dose (25 drops). I mix it with a little water and drink it.  I have done some research and found Liquid B12 at quite a few places online, GNC, The Vitamin Shoppe are just a few that I found that Iwould trust. As far as the vit D, bought a bottle at Target. 100 pills, 4000 IU of D3 per pill. Small gelcaps thatis easy to sallow. It was under $10 for the bottle. A little bit of tax info here. If your doctor says to take something like vitamins, use OTC painkillers, or anything, get the doctor to write a script for it. If you have a script for it, you can write it off. Even if it is OTC and you do not need a perscripition for it. This only works if you itemize your taxes.
  • stillblessed
    I take B12 shots once a week as well as an under-the-tongue B12 drop.  The shots really aren't a big deal, but I take a daily shot of Copaxone, so I'm used to it.  
  • Maura_G

    I just came back with low B12 levels too.  My doctor had me pick up B12 vit over the counter to start. 
    I do feel like I have more energy, could be in my head.  I was dragging for a while, I thought it was my long day and my dog having to go out 2-3 times a night. 

  • acappellasing41351
    My doctor told me my B12 (and Vitamin D) levels are very, very low.  He prescribed a nasal spray for B12, but if my insurance won't cover it, I have to use the shots.  Just wondering if anyone has used either or these?
    I get my B12 monthly at my primary dr. Office. She beat mu neurologist to the punch on that one.
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    Are any of you vegetarian?  I was just wondering if that is why your B12 is low.  Just wondering.  I am slowing eliminating all animal products from my diet. 

  • ttf
    C+A,
    I haven't tried to get the B12 yet.
    Good luck to you!
  • writemyline
    I haven't used the nasal spray, but I do give myself B12 injections every other week. It helps some...
  • quietthunder
    HI,
    i GET B-12 SHOTS MONTHLY AND TAKE D3 2000 IUS DAILY. BOTH HAVE HELPED ME ALONG WITH WALKING AND A BETTER DIET.

    GOOD LUCK.
    QUIET THUNDER
  • CowboysnAngels
    stillblessed, you're a trooper, I'm not liking the idea of a shot very much, but i'll do whatever is necessary.  I'm guessing it's not a bad poke?
  • CowboysnAngels
    Hi Maura G, that's what my neuro said too, that I'd have more energy and feel better all the way around.  I do have to get the Vitamin D over the counter too.  I am dragging today, so tired and I'm at work doing payroll.  
  • CowboysnAngels
    I can relate, we have dogs too.  An almost 16 year old Husky named Dakota and my daughters pit/boxer named Diego.  It's exhausting but I love them so much.
  • 12trikaj
    I can relate, we have dogs too.  An almost 16 year old Husky named Dakota and my daughters pit/boxer named Diego.  It's exhausting but I love them so much.
    Just a note about myself if anyone cares ha ha :), I think I would die if something happened to my 3 year old Black Lab, his name is Luke and I am not kidding I never thought you could love an animal this much..He is my first dog but since I was 8 years old I always said "I will never have a dog unless it wasa pure Black Lab named Luke" and 37 years later he came and he was definitely worth the wait..I know this is an MS Board and this is so off topic but I just figured something lighter hearted couldn't hurt :) P.S. I hope nobody minds me posting this :) LUVS

    Oh and about the MS crap, I am so sick of it..I have only taken 1 Betaseron shot in 6 days because they hurt me so much and no one can help me :(
  • Maura_G
    I have a 14 year old Weimaraner, Happy.  He is driving us crazy.  He has dementia and the demylation of his spine.  I love him to death, but he wants to go out 3-4 times a night.  Then I let him let him out he looks back at me like how did I get out here?

    So you must know what I'm going through with Dakota.  I love pit mixes, great dogs.
  • CowboysnAngels
    Spot on Maura!  Last night he barked to go out, he barked to come in, and he only learned that this past year, that the barking works for him.  I'm tired today too from it.  I'm picking up my B12 and Vitamin D tonight that I have to start, along with some Subway, and turning in early.  We live out in the country in the woods so no trick-or- treaters show up.
  • ttf
    We forget that our animals are only "human" and get diseases too!
    That breaks my heart.
  • Maura_G
    I wish I could say the same, we have so many kids it's crazy.  Month end close for me too, so I can't even get out of work earlier.  I've been feeling great since I started the B12, still haven't figured out if it's all in my head or not.  But I have more energy. 

    Do you take fish oil.  I do that and evening primrose oil.  It's supposed to help with inflammation.  Check with your doctor first. 

    Long day today, off to the barn to take care of the ponies.