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Old 06-16-2016, 10:32   #11
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My doctor put me on sublingual B12 when he prescribed metformin

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I take a sub-lingual solution every few days and have noticed a minor uptake in energy... has someone done sub-lingual vs shots and noticed a difference?

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Yes. Just started and the fatigue is gone. Otherwise my meds are very effective. Now to tell the doc or not.

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I don't, except in my daily multi-vitamin.

My wife has been taking Metformin for several years now and was recently diagnosed with B12 deficiency. We have started a several course injection therapy to restore normal levels..
Do you need a script for injectable or sublingual B-12?


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I am curious, for those of you taking B-12, what were your lab readings?

I have seen a decline in my B-12 over the years since starting Metformin, but don't think I have felt any effects. My last reading was 353 pg/ml. The lab reference says greater than 200. The decline has stayed steady for a number of years.

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I have been on Metformin for over 10 years taking 2,000mg per day. I did not know about the B12 issue until I received my newest edition of Consumers Report Magazine. In it they reviewed all suppliments as far as when you should or should not be taking them. B12 was on the list stating that if you take Metformin you may need B12! I cannot beleive I did not know this before now. I will check with my doctor next visit...!


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Yes, this IS a great site to learn new stuff! I did not know about the B12 either and I was on metformin since 2011. I see the endo on Friday, but likely will be going back on metformin in the next couple of months (my body seems to need a break from it now and then) and will make sure I also get B12.

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Those of you that are taking B12, how much are you taking? Is dosage based on weight or results from blood tests on your B12 or both?

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I just started taking B12 1000mcg and 400 mcg of Folic acid. A quick Google search suggests it's based more on age and gender. My doc apologized for not putting me on it sooner (she prescribed Met about a year ago).

And this was without any recent testing of anything but my A1c & FBG.

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