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One of the things you'll find after you've been here for a while, is that everyone's circumstance it different, even though we all fall under the broad category of thyroid disease. I like to make the analogy that we are all cruising on HMS Thyroid Disease, just in different cabins. This is why we all need to be our own detectives and experiment with different things to see how our unique physiology and circumstance reacts.
Many of us are low in B12 as a result of our parietal cells not functioning properly so we can't absorb it via swallowing it. That sounds like your situation. If it is, you may also have B12 anemia.
In this case you can either take B12 shots or allow a chunk of it to dissolve under your tongue. I take a form of it known as methylcobalamin, sublingually. The form most commonly found in OTC b12 preparations is cyanocobalamin.
Sublingual administration is also how some people, including myself, take their thyroid medications, because it goes directly into your bloodstream, bypassing the liver. I'm on the Synthroid/Cytomel protocol, too... and break the pills in quarters so that they dissolve faster.
You are correct, if you take too much B12, you will pee it out. It tends to turn your urine a deep yellow orange. If you see that,cut back a bit. No sense in making our kidneys work any more than they have to!
When people are low in B12 they are often also low in the other B vitamins, notably Folic Acid. So you may want to by an inexpensive B vitamin combination pill and take a half of one per day, see if that helps your energy and mood.
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