On my last blood test, I b12 level was low. I'm not seriously deficient (my level was in the 400s) but I would like to get methyl-b12 shots as I've also read that they are good for treating autism.
My doctor doesn't want to give me any b12 shots though. He says that they're dangerous and that he's had patients that developed skin allergies after he gave them a shot. He also explained how you basically risk getting an infection if you don't inject them correctly and that you need to be an expert at injections...
He says that I could take b12 orally but I've read that they don't always work plus they often have things like citric acid and I really don't feel like wasting my time with something when I'm not sure if it's going to work.
How do we get b12 injections when the doctors won't prescribe it?
Also, I've got another question. I've never had those 2 other tests done that you would normally need to do in order to rule out a b12 deficiency but I had a blood test done just a few months before my last one which was before I went vegan and b12 was in the 800s. Is it normal for b12 levels to fluctuate that much when you're not on injections?
THOUSANDS of children have reversed their autism with diet and biomedical treatments.
Craig I would recommend a thorough reading of LITD.
The abilities of the right brain are not ailments, but we're not talking about "treating" those anyways.
I use Vitamin B12 patches from rawfoodworld.
You must be gullible if you think a b12 patch from rawfoodworld will do anything. ;)
I guess I am gullible. Please enlighten me. I would rather not do the shots. I had one once in my shoulder and I couldn't use my arm the rest of the day.
Depending on the source over 40% of the American population is vitamin B12 deficient and that counts endless food sources. If you don't want a shot at least pickup a 60-120 serving sublingual 5,000mcg B12 for $5-$12. That's 83,300% of your needed daily allowance per serving. It might not be as good as an injection but it's going to raise your levels. Your body can store 3-5 years worth to catch up and you body will just dump any extra it doesn't need.
sublinguals are just as effective as shots and they don't bypass all your immune defenses.
Please don't be nervous about B12 injections. If you give yourself a shot in the upper, outer thigh it is nearly painless and certainly leaves no sensation afterwards.
Be your own doctor in this instance and admin and source your own b12 ampules.
Always be your own doctor. The medical establishment is run like a whore house it only makes money if it can keep the beds filled. It should be obvious that they don't tailor to our types (raw vegans) anyhow.
Herro World, a whore house LOL. so true.