Decades of dealing with this "condition"...current PCP/Clinic in California is aggressively targeting thyroid, adrenals, hormones. Just had second blood draw to eliminate possibility of Lyme disease. B-12 shots, self-administered also prescribed. Have begun to have lumps under shot sites...not sure if this is common, or what might possibly mean. Have stopped shots, going to call Doc...any ideas anyone?
I too suffered with 'tiredness' (which is a gross underestimation!) that wouldn't go away. I've been tested for all kinds of things; the usual - thyroid, anemia, chronic fatigue, depression, anxiety, etc. I finally went to a homeopathic doctor who did a very thorough blood work and hormone testing. She found that I have adrenal fatigue, which can be the underlying problem in all the aforementioned conditions. I have been on adrenal supplements for almost a year now and they seem to be helping...slowly. I know it is a slow recovery because it is systemic. I also read a book that really opened my eyes. It's by Dr. James Wilson. It's called "Adrenal Fatigue, 21st century syndrome".
Maybe this will help. I hope it does.
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I've been getting monthly b-12 shots for years and I never have had a lump form. My husband gives them to me in the upper arm muscle and alternates right and left with each injection. Best to have it checked out by your doctor. I tried several times to self inject, but I just can't do it.
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Tazman, keep in mind that doctors testing
Of adrenal glands, if I remember correctly,
Is simply going to ascertain if they are
Functioning or not rather than the level
They are functioning at. I second the
Suggestion to read Dr Wilson's book on
Adrenal fatigue. A GREAT read. I've been
Going to the doctor for years trying to
Figure out why I'm exhausted, and finally
A psychotherapist if all people suggested
What my ailment may be. Although I'm
Unofficially diagnosed, I have all the symptoms
consistent with the disease following a
Very difficult period of extended unrelenting
Stress in my life that my body could no
Longer cope with. I am in slow recovery, and
The book outlines all the beneficial vitamins
To load up on. I take b vitamins complex and
B12, magnesium, vitamin d, vitamin c, licorice
Root extract, turmeric, spirulina, chlorella, vit e
As mixed tocopherols, and many of these in
Doses higher than recommended - your body
Needs it. Obviously consult with a physician
First. I have borderline low blood pressure,
Can't handle stress at the levels I used to without
Being wiped out thereafter, I suspect I am also
Hypoglycemic, I have periods that stop then
Start again, I can sleep and sleep without
Feeling well rested and I sleep in late. I have been
Skinny my whole life but now have fat in my
Midsection (the only one in my family) that I can't
Get rid of, I have anxiety issues that I didn't
Have before, I'm irritable, weakened immune system
And sick for longer than normal. My feet swell
When standing or walking which should not be
A problem for someone at the age of 40. I have
Brain fog, migraines, body aches, back problems
I force myself to perform tasks that I could
Normally breeze through in the past, but its
An exhausting undertaking. I crave salty and sweet
Foods and used to depend on 2 pots of coffee
For basic energy needs. I get shaky if I miss
Meals. Memory problems and a chronic cough. Had
Doctor laugh at me when I told him I'm exhausted
(He's my age). Very frustrating.
Good news is after
2 years of practically lying in bed most of
The time, I'm slowly getting boughts of
Energy back but I notice the difference if
I miss my dose of vitamins. My husband
Is happy to see the old me returning. One
Would think these are the symptoms of
Depression but I've been clinically depressed
Before and this wasn't the same. Granted it
Was depressing because having no energy
Was frustrating as all heck but not the same
As true clinical depression when you want to
Cry for no reason. Vitamins are crucial to fix
Adrenal fatigue and I recommend doing your
Own research - lots of good information out
There - rather than just asking your doctor.
It's debilitating but hope this helps someone else
Understand that you can get better, but its a
Long process and it won't happen on its own.
Especially vitamin c - crucial during times of
Stress, your adrenal glands will soak it up
Like a sponge.
I took the cyano b-12 shots in the
Gluteus Maximus muscle with no adverse
Reactions other than an occasional bruise
At the injection site. Interestingly, after
2 months of these injections twice weekly
I finally got some energy but not sure if
I attribute it to the shots but instead could
Be all the other vitamins I was taking. If
My energy levels decline again perhaps
I will know but adrenal fatigue needs much
More than just B-12 as stated in my previous
TiredofBeingTired........Is it possible to have your Cortisol level checked?? Cortisol is a stress hormone that is released when one is stressed. If there is too much, it can result in fat being deposited around the mid-section, as you had mentioned.
Also, if your B12 level is low, that can cause one to be extremely exhausted and want to sleep all the time.
Tazman........How big are these lumps?? My doctor gives me my monthly B12 shot and sometimes, but not often, I develop a little (but noticeable) lump under the injection site. I believe mine is caused by how fast the B12 is pushed in. Do you think yours could be the same way?? Does yours go away after a few days?? Mine does.