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    Old 09-21-2006, 08:49 AM   #1
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    B12 injections under skin or muscular?

    Just wanted to know how most of you do your b12 injections..........one doc I had gave them in my arm (kind of pushed up the back of my arm and gave me a shot there) so thats how my husband gave them to me, then another doc wanted me to have them in my butt/hip area, said that was "better". And then I've read where others give theirselves b12 with a fine insulin needle just under the skin.............I think I could do it myself with an insulin needle, in my thigh. But I want good absorption and benefit so I want to give it the best place. Thanks for any replies on this!

     
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    Old 12-18-2006, 12:56 PM   #2
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    Re: B12 injections under skin or muscular?

    Muscular - B12 needs to get into the bloodstream to be effective. I give my shots in the upper arm area near the shoulder or in the upper front thigh very close to the crease of your leg. I was advised to flex the muscle so that I knew where to give it. But don't flex during the injection it makes it hurt. Ask your doctor to train you on how to give yourself injections. It's really not that hard once you get over the fear of the needle.

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