It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....



Fibromyalgia Message Board
Post New Thread   Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 05-15-2006, 01:34 AM   #1
Member
(male)
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 96
linkin01 HB User
B12 injections vs. sublingual

Anyone tried B12 for fatigue? I think the usual recommendation is large B12 injections, 3000-5000 mcg every few days.

Recently I tried a B12 sublingual 1000 mcg. I made the mistake of taking it in the evening and I had severe insomnia. Didn't sleep a wink for the next 24 hours, not even naps. (I felt very tired, too,... it's not like speed or something where it wired me up completely. I just couldn't sleep.)

I tried it again this morning, 500 mcg sublingual. I had a lot of energy and felt slightly wired. For the most part it really improved my fatigue level, though for some strange reason I went through an hour-long period in evening where I could barely stand up I was so tired. Suddenly that passed and I had energy again. Weird.

Several sources say that the body doesn't absorb b12 well from pills, even subligual, compared to the shots. If that's true, then would the shots be like 10 times more effect? That would be dreadful for me.. sure, the increased energy is nice, but the wired feeling is not (it makes my anxiety worse) and I even felt like I was close to hallucinating when I took the 1000 mcg and couldn't sleep.

Or maybe the wired/insomnia is a side-effect of the subligual due to the mechanism, and the shots wouldn't have that???

People with experience, please let me know.

Mike

 
Old 05-15-2006, 09:26 AM   #2
Senior Veteran
(female)
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Posts: 1,780
elmhar HB Userelmhar HB User
Re: B12 injections vs. sublingual

Another example of YMMV! (your mileage may vary) B12 is commonly rec. by holistic docs for insomnia treatment.

I've used B12 for yrs. to HELP my sleep. I take 1000 mcg (1 mg.) sublingual of METHYL B12 each night & it improves my sleep architecture.

B12 needs other cofactors to do its job. Do you take a multivite w/good amts of other B vitamins? Folic acid & B5 (pantothenic acid) are big B12 helpers.

Mike, It does sound like you are absorbing from the sublingual. Maybe you are one of those people who does better taking it in the a.m. I've known lots of people who've benefitted from sublingual B12, esp. the methyl form. The cyanocobalamin form is a little less dependable.

Best wishes.

 
Sponsors Lightbulb
   
Old 05-17-2006, 12:49 PM   #3
Senior Member
(female)
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 100
NataliesMom HB User
Re: B12 injections vs. sublingual

Yep, I've tried B-12 and it did absolutely nothing for my fatigue. I have MS as well as Fibro so my doctor just patted my knee and said well kiddo, I think what you have is good old fashioned MS-Fibro fatigue that's fighting like the devil with you and me both.

I've tried stimulents and Provigil, nothing has helped with my fatigue. I wake up tired everyday and by the afternoon, I feel like I've worked out with Tony Little and ran a Marathon. I'm wiped out.

I really hope you can find some relief. Keep us posted.

 
Old 05-17-2006, 01:15 PM   #4
Member
(male)
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 96
linkin01 HB User
Re: B12 injections vs. sublingual

Thanks for the info Natalie's Mom. I'm so sorry that you have to feel so tired; I know exactly what that's like. I do so little in a day compared to normal people.

However, the B12 seems to helping now. I switched to 500 mcg sublingual in the mornings for the past 4 days. My energy level is WAY up. I'm excited, this may be a very important long-term cure. There are plenty of other supplements for energy to try, and maybe I'll get even more effect in combination.

Some of my other meds are known for their effects of depleting vitamins, so I may be dealing with a deficiency due to those meds.

Take care, hoping that you feel better,
Mike

 
Old 09-01-2010, 07:07 PM   #5
Newbie
(male)
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: india
Posts: 8
kiran26 HB User
Re: B12 injections vs. sublingual

Quote:
Originally Posted by linkin01 View Post
Thanks for the info Natalie's Mom. I'm so sorry that you have to feel so tired; I know exactly what that's like. I do so little in a day compared to normal people.

However, the B12 seems to helping now. I switched to 500 mcg sublingual in the mornings for the past 4 days. My energy level is WAY up. I'm excited, this may be a very important long-term cure. There are plenty of other supplements for energy to try, and maybe I'll get even more effect in combination.

Some of my other meds are known for their effects of depleting vitamins, so I may be dealing with a deficiency due to those meds.

Take care, hoping that you feel better,
Mike
Thanks mike.this thread helps mea lot . I started taking B12 supplements for 3 months as prescribed by doctor.it is nervigen . is this capsule has any side effects .

 
Closed Thread

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
Epidural steroid injections KellyCz Back Problems 8 05-05-2010 05:27 PM
Facet Joint Injections dj1960 Back Problems 8 04-21-2010 01:24 AM
B12 Sublingual - Any Experience With It For Energy? Mg Or Others Liz1900 Thyroid Disorders 4 05-25-2008 12:27 PM
Just started B12 injections. chirpy1982 Anemia 2 05-24-2008 08:48 AM
how long before you feel better after b12 injections shelly37 Nutritional Disorders 3 01-25-2008 07:39 AM




Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




Join Our Newsletter

Stay healthy through tips curated by our health experts.

Whoops,

There was a problem adding your email Try again

Thank You

Your email has been added




Top 10 Drugs Discussed on this Board.
(Go to DrugTalk.com for complete list)
Ambien
Cymbalta
Effexor
Elavil
Flexeril
  Neurontin
Percocet
Tylenol
Ultram
Vicodin




TOP THANKED CONTRIBUTORS



bluelakelady (359), WoodsWalker (128), thefarm (111), Glojer (103), tooolgrl (94), biogirl71 (88), janewhite1 (85), kirstee (60), monalisa24 (55), caribear (41)

Site Wide Totals

teteri66 (1136), MSJayhawk (941), Apollo123 (857), janewhite1 (823), Titchou (773), Gabriel (743), ladybud (667), sammy64 (666), midwest1 (655), BlueSkies14 (610)



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 12:50 PM.



Site owned and operated by HealthBoards.com™
Copyright and Terms of Use © 1998-2014 HealthBoards.comô All rights reserved.
Do not copy or redistribute in any form!