Anemia Recovery Again – Recovering Well

After the anemia attacks the other week I reanalyzed my supplements and found that I was getting upwards of 80% of my B12 per day, some days far less than that. I had purchased a smaller dosage of sublingual B12 than I should have, this dosage was healthy for a normal person who can absorb B12 without issue. Because of the somewhat low dose my B12 levels slowly depleted over the months until it became too low again. We have doubled the dosage and I am in recovery.

I have not experienced a full crash since my dosage was doubled. While I still become fatigued and foggy in the evenings, it’s happening later and the duration is shorter. At the beginning of the week I would start to fade by 4pm, as of yesterday I didn’t fade until 6pm. Early in the week I would feel heavily fatigued for a few hours, then start to feel normal again, yesterday I started to feel normal after an hour. Before the treatment bump I was experiencing nearly non-stop fibro flares, bad ones.  A week later there is still some minor flaring, the usual aches and pains of fibro, I’m back to where I was a month or two ago.

Whenever my B12 gets bumped back up to healthy issues I have trouble sleeping for the first week or two. At first I’ll struggle to get 6 hours of sleep, but each night I should see an improvement and soon I’ll be back to my 7-8 hours a night. B12 treatment also has a small weight gain side effect, but it should be easy to prevent thanks to the healthier diet I’m on combined with regular exercise.

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Born and raised in New England, moved to Florida to complete my Bachelors of Computer Engineering and never left. Currently a security software application engineer for a major internet company. Previously spent nine years working at a university where I gained most of my systems administration and analyst experience, along with completing a Masters of Science in Information Technology Management. I am dedicated to furthering my knowledge, skills, and career. Hobbies include haxing hardware, tinkering with electronics and cars, gardening, a little cooking, swimming and jogging, musics, and computer and video games. I enjoy attending InfoSec conferences and participating in CTF events and LAN parties. During my down time I enjoy studying computer sciences and electronics, watching historical documentaries, and cult classic movies. I developed carpal tunnel in 2011 and had surgery for it that year. I never fully recovered and after years of going from doctor to doctor, I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia in late 2014. Fibromyalgia, also known as FM or FMS, is debilitating and often disabling, causing widespread body pain, digestive issues, and often chronic fatigue and brain fog. I have been fighting this for years and have no intention of giving up, I will beat the fibro.

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