Hydroxocobalamin

 

Hydroxocobalamin is a man-made injectable form of vitamin B12 used to treat low levels (deficiency) of this vitamin. Vitamin B12 helps your body use fat and carbohydrates for energy and make new protein. It is also important for normal blood, cells, and nerves. Most people get enough vitamin B12 in their diet, but a deficiency may occur in certain health conditions (e.g., poor nutrition, stomach/intestinal problems, infection, cancer).

Availability: From a pharmacy

 

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3rd January 2018
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After 12 years with exhaustion, an endocrinologist diagnosed Chronic Fatigue Syndrome in 2008. In 2015 I saw a neurologist with various symptoms including bouts of constipation, numbness and chest tightness. Although I had queried MS with my GP, I really believed it was a B12 problem and said so to both the neurologist and my GP. I was already on B12 - 12-weekly injections at the time GP referred me, increased to 8-weekly by the time of the appointment and my symptoms were fading. The neurologist told me there was nothing wrong - if I believed him it would all go away! He gave me a website to look at written by Dr Jon Snow in Edinburgh about "functional symptoms". I looked up some research papers by Dr S to find functional symptoms are the new term for psychosomatic. I do not recognise myself in any of the patients in these studies. I topped up my B12 further with medical grade tablets from a friendly pharmacist. Symptoms improved dramatically over next 6 months. I have now moved 150 miles away to the beautiful Lake District and joined 3 walking groups. Life was good until new GP focused on the neurologist's diagnosis and has cut my 8-weekly regime as unnecessary, instead I am being referred to a "functional symptoms" clinic! CFS is now recognised as probably autoimmune neurological in origin. B12 deficiency is common in autoimmune neurological conditions. I am already developing numb patches and a sluggish bowel. Dr S et al need to drop this lazy functional symptoms cop out before they do some serious damage. All symptoms could be due to CFS which is no longer considered psychosomatic by most of the medical profession. However, I feel no doctor will ever take me seriously again. I have now ordered B12 injections from Germany in desperation. I can only hope they are genuine and I resent being driven to these desperate lengths.

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3rd January 2018
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Hylo Forte is a treatment for dry eyes. It is preservative free so will not cause damage to your cornea from build up. It also has the added benefit of treating corneal epithelial damage and is good to use after eye surgery. For those who suffer from keratoconjunctivitis sicca it will be a godsend.

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13th June 2017
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My elixir of life! I have been having these injections for nearly 25 years having been diagnosed with Pernicious anemia in my early 30's's. They give me the boost I need and I always know when I get to about two weeks before my dose is due, I get very tired. The more you have them the more they seem to give you discomfort when the liquid goes into the arm. Before I was diagnosed i spent two years telling my doctor I was exhausted all the time, I was told what did I expect, I was a mum to two children and worked, it was only because when trying to donate blood they could not take it, that further tests were carried out. I recommend this injection. it keeps me going.

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2nd December 2016
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Have the injection every three months now.Keeps levels witin normal range although I feel if you at lower end of marmal range could still have symptoms. Injection not painful at all.

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20th November 2015
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I have injection every four weeks as neuro symptoms return before the recommended 3 monthly injections.


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