my MCV and MCH were also high, indicating enlarged red blood cells, and/or hemoglobin. my pcp recommended b-12 shots and folic acid. i did both, and after about 6 weeks my tests were normal. good luck.
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I did not do well with the shots either.
My neighbor, who is a RN, gave them to me.
Burned for days!
Listed as a possible side effect of B-12 shots was fatigue/dizziness.
It did that to me. No energy.
I now take mentanx twice daily. However, my insurance was paying for the B-12
Shots. They don't pay for the B-12 supplement. It isn't cheap either.
I do with small needle just under the skin.
Syringe is prefilled, and, believe it or not, it hurts less in stomach. I do it like an insulin shot.
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I do B-12 shots every 3 days in hopes of helping a few different things I seem to be having chronic problems with. Mine are subcutaneous (sub-q) injections that I give to myself in my thighs. I was taught to put it in at a 30 degree angle, not straight in, but you will be taught how to do them by the nurse at your doctor's office. B-12 can be injected subcutaneously or intramuscularly but the sub-q injections are a lot easier and less painful in my experience. They're really not bad - the needle is really small and the B-12 is thin and easy to inject so it's really not as bad as most shots.