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Has anyone tried B12 shots?

I was wondering if anyone has tried B12 shots for numbness. I have alot of numbness and tingling in my arm and leg also nerve pain, my aunt is a nurse and she suggested taking B12 shots. She said that alot of diabetic patients do this for nerve pain. I just wanted to know if anyone has tried this and if it gave them any relief? Thanks Tiffany

Have you been tested for a B12 deficiency? I would think shots would only help if your numbness was from a deficiency. I have been taking B12 shots since April for a B12 deficiency. It has helped with my energy level and other symptoms.

I was diagnosed with Chiari, B12 and Vit. D deficiencies in April of this year. I spent the summer getting my vitamin levels up so I could determine what symptoms were from the chiari. I had decompression surgery in Sept and feel great now.

Diana

I think they tested me for a B12 deficiency at some point in all the mass of tests but not sure. I have been told that my syrinx pushes more to my left side and my left arm and leg is mostly affected. So it sounds like the shots would not work for me. Thank you so much for your imput.

Diana Smirl said:

Have you been tested for a B12 deficiency? I would think shots would only help if your numbness was from a deficiency. I have been taking B12 shots since April for a B12 deficiency. It has helped with my energy level and other symptoms.

I was diagnosed with Chiari, B12 and Vit. D deficiencies in April of this year. I spent the summer getting my vitamin levels up so I could determine what symptoms were from the chiari. I had decompression surgery in Sept and feel great now.

Diana

I wonder if Vitamin defic. are a common similarity for Chiarians? I too have those same vitamin deficiencies.

Diana Smirl said:

Have you been tested for a B12 deficiency? I would think shots would only help if your numbness was from a deficiency. I have been taking B12 shots since April for a B12 deficiency. It has helped with my energy level and other symptoms.
I was diagnosed with Chiari, B12 and Vit. D deficiencies in April of this year. I spent the summer getting my vitamin levels up so I could determine what symptoms were from the chiari. I had decompression surgery in Sept and feel great now.

Diana