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Harmony
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[bow] Dr. Burrascano's manual says every day for 3-6 months, I think.

My doc prescribed every three days, one month so far. [Cool]

How do you know how much you need? Why do we need this and why can you stop the injections after 6 months? What changes? [confused]

Appreciate any ideas!

Thanks!

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I have no idea on that one! I take one once a month. I can do more if I want to, but I don't like being a pin cushion!

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Its far easier and more effective to use the dissolving B12 supplement from Swansons. I was getting B12 shots monthly and it barely budged my blood level. Once I started using the supplement daily my level went up a lot.

Dan

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Harmony
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Thank you both for your replies!

good to hear that the B12 supplement from Swanson worked for you

Which kind were you using? this one? https://www.swansonvitamins.com/swanson-ultra-methylcobalamin-b-12-5-mg-60-tabs

what test did you use to check your B12? That would be very important to me because I will take the test if I know which one to order - would like to see what my B12 is

about the shots, yeah, I doubt that once a month will do much of anything - the body cannot absorb a lot of B12 at once and you need the shots daily or at least several times a week, I think, to see an effect, even if they are superior in getting B12 into your system

Dr. Burrascano recommends 1 cc daily for 6 months to be effective

also, if someone has MTHFR the oral supplement may not work as well, or does it?

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Yes, thats the one.

I don’t know the test the doctor uses. I am sure they all are similar. I have had my terminal Ilium removed and that is where B-12 is absorbed. The ilium also produces the intrinsic factor which is needed to absorb regular B-12. Basically, I do not have any ability to get B-12 other than a shot or sublingual supplement.

If I can absorb this, I am quite sure anyone can.

Dan

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Thanks, Dan.

I will do a Homosysteine and a B12 serum blood test and re-check after supplementation

This little video may help with determining which supplements and which tests are available, for those who read this thread

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ew93c8-WFIk

and here is a little video that may help with dose considerations

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K13KUpiYSyQ

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