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Crohns & B12

As a crohns patient I am now getting B12 shots once a week for a month and then once a month after that. I only started a couple of weeks ago. Does anyone else get B12 shots and if you do how often and do you get any other vitamin shots with the B12? The shots have helped but I am still so fatigued. I don't know what else to do for that, I do take multivitamins daily.  I also have to have my labs done once a month now. I don't know what I personally should be looking for on the results. Can anyone tell me what things to watch out for regarding my labs. Thank you!
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i get b12 shots whenever i see my doc which is usually about every 3 months when I am feeling ok. They help tremendously and I really notice a different when I am in need of one when my energy level is so low I dont even want to get out of bed.
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Hey there. I'd recommend looking at your blood chemistry numbers if they are running it. It can tell you what vitamins and minerals you are low on. It can also check your albumin levels which indicate how much protein you have in your system. If these levels are being taken, your doctor would say something if it was concerning. However, if they are not being taken, ask to have them taken one time. I almost died last month because my albumin got so low from malabsorption. Now I have to be on IV TPN (nutrition) for 3 months at home. I'm glad those B12 shots helped some!
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I'm not suggesting you're near death or anything, I'm just suggesting looking at the numbers for anything low or high :)

Also look at your sed rate (sedimentation rate) and CRP (C-Reactive Protein) These are indications of inflammation.
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Hi I have b12 shots but only started 3 months ago I had 6 injections in 2 weeks to start and now I am going to have them every 3 months. I have not found it has helped all that much as I am still very tired but maybe they do take time to build up. :)
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Thanks for all the great info.
Princess Katie - thanks, I'll keep an eye on those things you suggested. I have to go in next week for lab work. I'll mention the Blood Chemistry Numbers and Albumin Levels to my dr. Thanks again!
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