Friday, October 23, 2009

Methy B-12 (mb12) Shots are still Necessary for Us!

I wanted to post about the trend I'm seeing in Caleb, to see if others are experiencing this as well. It seems that about every 3 or 4 days, Caleb's mood starts to head south...meaning he starts getting obstinate and "tantrumy". This seems to be my cue for another mb12 injection. Then, after the injection at night, the next day is WONDERFUL! He is happy as a lark! I definitely think that both yeast, and mb12 are critical for us in handling obstinacy and bad mood. Also...probably a positive of the mb12....many people have been commenting on Caleb's increased vocabulary and speech. He still struggles with answering questions, but otherwise, he can generally say most of what he sentence form! I know mb12 is touted to help speech, but I wanted to show that I truly think it's a critical part of mood control as well.


Anonymous said...

Have you tried the chewable version? I picked up some at Whole Foods, a raspberry flavored chewable tablet, Methyl B12 5000mg. Curious to know if anyone else has tried it.

Jen B said...

Yes, we have tried the chewable kind. They helped a bit during the summer, but once we retried the shots again, clearly nothing worked quite as well. We also had tried the chewable kind at that dosage. The shots seem to just work better and last longer for us :) Let me know what you find out with your child.