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Old 05-04-2013, 01:24 AM   #1
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Nationwide shortage of b12 shots?

I went to my Dr today to get my monthly injection of my B12 shot and i was told there is a Nationwide shortage if the medicine, and they have no idea when they can get it again! Has anyone else ran into this problem?

 
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Old 05-04-2013, 07:48 PM   #2
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Re: Nationwide shortage of b12 shots?

Had not heard of a B 12 shortage. Just got my monthly prescription filled for B12--I give myself the shots and the pharmacist didn't say anything regarding a shortage. Will be seeing my doctor on Monday and I will check with him.

 
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Old 05-04-2013, 07:55 PM   #3
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Hi I just got mine refilled I give myself 2@ week. Didn't hear of any problems but you never know next time. Cathy

 
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Re: Nationwide shortage of b12 shots?

Thank you for your reply. I am still puzzled about hearing no one has any medicine nationwide, and was told to check back daily. I have been getting the shots since Nov of 2011 and expected to feel better right away, the shots help but the last week before time to get it again, i feel exhausted, and all they tell me at my Dr office, it takes a while for it to build up. I have the burning tongue, really bad today almost feel as if my tongue were bit. Not sure if this is even related to the Anemia. I wish you luck and hope everyone who needs the juice (that is what i call it) can get it!

 
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Re: Nationwide shortage of b12 shots?

Saw my doctor today and he and his staff haven't heard of a shortage. I hope, for your sake, that you can get B12 in your area of the country. So far, so good though. I wouldn't worry if I were you. Take care.

 
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Re: Nationwide shortage of b12 shots?

I am still having no luck getting it. Pharmacy only has the 1cc and i called Dr back and asked if i could take that and still waiting for a answer. I live in Ky, and if i knew the name of what i take i would go online and buy it and learn to give it to myself. I hate waiting for a call from Dr.

 
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Re: Nationwide shortage of b12 shots?

I got the juice (B12 shot) this morning and starting to feel alive again!

 
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Re: Nationwide shortage of b12 shots?

The 1cc amount of B12 is what I take. IT certainly does make a difference. How much are you supposed to take? Maybe you could get enough of the 1ccs to amount to whatever dosage you require. I agree with you re waiting for doctors to call back (ugh). If you could get a prescription from your doctor's office, I'm sure you could go online and order it through Walgreens, or another reputable pharmacy. I know Walgreens does mail prescriptions. Hope this helps. Keep us posted.

 
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Re: Nationwide shortage of b12 shots?

The exhaustion and burning tongue are symptoms of B12 deficiency, and it sounds like you need the injections more often than monthly, maybe every 2-3 weeks. I would ask Dr. for a Rx for a 10cc vial, (around $7.00), check different pharmacies for it, and take your own vial with you when the office is out. Better yet, get instructions on how to do it yourself or find a nurse friend to give them to you.

 
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