Apr 132006

Eriksgirl has been taking an iron vitamin with her pregnancy that includes B12. After taking the vitamin she notices a burst in energy levels. Out of desperation one day, and not wanting to take a Provigil, I tried one of her iron/b12 pills to see if it would help my fatigue. It worked surprisingly well, and then continued to work well on successive days. Since I do not need the iron I decided to switch to the B complex vitamin. I also decided to go with the B-100 complex (over the B-50) to get the maximum bang for my buck (Eriksgirl’s vitamin has 15mcg of B-12 and the B-100 has 100mcg – I was a little afraid it would be too much). I have been extremely pleased with the outcome! I take one vitamin in the morning, and then if I start dragging take another pill in the afternoon. It has not completely weaned me off of the Provigial, but it has radically reduced the days that I take Provigial. Most importantly, the B-100 has been side effect free (well unless I take it on an empty stomach; which can result in some pretty nasty burps!) and will definitely be something that I continue taking. Plus $5.00 for 100 B-100 vitamins is a ton cheaper than 30 Provigil!

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  9 Responses to “B-12 Vitamin vs Multiple Sclerosis Fatigue”

  1. I’m surprised that one of my neuro’s hasn’t tried B12 since it can frequently help with neurological problems. On the other hand that probably would have been a weekly injection, and I get enough injections already!

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  4. Well, I’m intrigued … B12/100 with iron … I’ll look at the Mrs’s prenatal vitamins she has left over and see what’s in that.

  5. B-12 is just one of the vitamins in the B-100 complex. There is a pretty good writeup about the B-100 complex at WholeHealthMD.

  6. re: vitamin b12 >> i’ve never had a neuro suggest that i take it, but i have been tested for it in lab work on several occurrances.

    i started using it by reading the book [when first diagnosed] on the nmss.org site, specifically: nationalmssociety.org/Brochures-Vitamins.asp

    but then, going back to docs (even neuros who er, sometimes, “may” lean into the sun of a natural life) not suggesting a CAM… is it really so suprising? 🙂

    NOW, what i wanna got ‘me mitts on is “nicotinamide”(form of vitamin Bsubscript3) – the meeses’ disability enhancer…

  7. Vitamin World is a nice source for me to get multiple vitamins and other supplements.

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  9. Erik, I just caught up on your blog & enjoyed all 3 of the last entries.

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