This post is from my Sparkpeople.com journal
April 25, 2006- First weight in
Well I went to the DR today to get my twice a week shot. I've lost 1.7 pounds since Friday (2 days ago.)
This is HUGE for me. There was a time last summer that I worked out 4/5 days a week for a month and only gained weight! I can't remember the last time I lost a pound. I know it sound silly but I've only been going up for the last 3 years.
NSTONERP: Thanks for the support. Most places call it a "bariatric" clinic. In las vegas its listed as a Medical weight loss clinic. They do other things there like botox and laser therapy...
BTW this is what one of the nutrient experts from the site posted about b12/b6
These are sometimes given in a shot form when the body is unable to absorb the nutrients in the usual way OR when there is malabsorption of nutrients due to bariatric surgery. Not being familiar with your medical history I am unable to comment further on your needs.
My dr told me B12 help you absorb nutrients, carbs ect..correctly instead of kicking them back to fat. It also in some way helps your metabalism work properly as well.
It was $235 for consultation, blood work, and a dexiscan (takes picture of you body, muscle to fat ratio...) and then $150 a month for every month I take the shots. It includes on dr visit once a month, 2 shots a week, months supply of appetite suppressant, multivitamin, and water pill. They weight me and I turn in a food diary once a week, and I see the doctor and get measurments taken once a month.
PS please excuse my spelling, its always been horrible..
If you go to www.medhelp.org
and go to weight loss on the left column there is a message board about b12/b6. Mostly people talking about their results.
Till next time!