Hey, anyone know if having a b12 injection would benefit us in any way? I have HL
Hi @Leonardo1993 good question, but it is really one for your medical team as they know your whole medical history.
Please do let us know how you get on and take lots of care of yourself
B12 injections are very beneficial for people with anaemia caused by low B12 levels.
Vitamin B12 plays an important role in the production of red blood cells, together with folate and ferritin. However, you would need to have your blood levels checked before a Doctor would prescribe B12 injections for you. If you have a varied diet you should be okay. People that have a vegetarian or vegan diet can become B12 deficient over time, as well as elderly people that have a reduced diet/intake.
If you have symptoms of anaemia (some are breathlessness, pale skin, fatigue, dizziness, palpitations) then do ask your Doctor for blood tests as they are not part of the ‘normal’ blood tests that are ordered. Or if you are vegan/vegetarian please do make sure to tell your Haematologist, as they may want to check your haematinics (B12, Folate and Ferritin) to prevent anaemia.
Do ask your team about any questions like this, they will be best to advise you as they have your blood counts and if needed they can refer you to a dietician if you think you may need to supplement your diet or need further advice
Take care, Heidi.