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Old 04-03-2009, 09:13 PM
 
Location: San Diego, CA
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I recently went to a a clinic called, "A Doctor's Weight Clinic". (Really originial huh?!) My friend had gone there and this one shot they give their patients has vitamin b12 and b-complex, b6 and lipotropic. She lost 50 pounds in 4 months on this, and says it helped get her appetite under control, and she has kept it off even after she stopped getting the shots. I am overweight and am not looking for a quick fix, but for something to help me get back on track because I literally have no will power and just need something to help get me started. I went for a consultation and all I can say is, wow it is expensive. For 3 shots a week for 6 weeks it is 300 bucks. Now I am not that desperate! But I know all these women who have done this and it has helped them lose 40 pounds, I just cannot get over the price. Has anyone else tried this shot, or can you offer any advice for other medications to just get me back on track?
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Old 04-04-2009, 12:02 AM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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B complex diets really don't work for the general population, unless you are eating most of your calories when you are hung over or have a deficiency. Seriously, if you drink and take a B complex vitamin it does wonders for being hung over the next day (heck, I do it). If you are deficient in B vitamins it might help, but you should change your diet to get more...or if you are getting a good amount and still have low levels get it checked by a doctor why that is happening.

For some people it's a placebo or a change that gets them started to actually eating well...I wouldn't knock it there if it does work either way. The only way to do it is not have a radical change, but to incorporate new habits into you lifestyle in order to make healthy choices natural. You don't need to do radical and sudden changes, I haven't had those work for me honestly...but working in healthy choices has done a good job...not enough so far, but more then enough for me to notice.

Also, B complex shots are cheaper than dirt...we bill out at the hospital level to insurance providers at less then $5 a shot for the same things. That's one hell of a handling fee of $300 a shot for the same thing at a clinic.
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Old 04-14-2009, 07:43 PM
 
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whoopeedew: I just went to a clinic with the same name. I was quoted $1200. for 4 months. That's 3 shots per week for 4 months and the shot is called "the works" it has the B12, B6, AMP, Lipo-B and a B Complex (I think one more also). I "almost" paid that amount. I am supposed to go back tomorrow because I forgot my credit card in my uniform pocket back at work. I don't know if $1200 is a good price..? Anyone know? It does include the AMP (Adenosine Monophosphate) which I am unable to find a website that sells AMP. It appears that has to be given at a clinic.
Does anyone know if $1200 sounds reasonable? Apparently, I can loose 48lbs in the 4 months (which I only need to loose 40). for $1200.
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Old 04-15-2009, 12:33 PM
 
Location: San Diego, CA
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whoopeedew: I just went to a clinic with the same name. I was quoted $1200. for 4 months. That's 3 shots per week for 4 months and the shot is called "the works" it has the B12, B6, AMP, Lipo-B and a B Complex (I think one more also). I "almost" paid that amount. I am supposed to go back tomorrow because I forgot my credit card in my uniform pocket back at work. I don't know if $1200 is a good price..? Anyone know? It does include the AMP (Adenosine Monophosphate) which I am unable to find a website that sells AMP. It appears that has to be given at a clinic.
Does anyone know if $1200 sounds reasonable? Apparently, I can loose 48lbs in the 4 months (which I only need to loose 40). for $1200.

They quoted me 950 for 5 months (I am getting one month free with this price) and this includes the supplements. Yours is way higher! Does it include the supplements?
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Old 04-30-2009, 08:57 AM
 
Location: Fort Mill, SC
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gosh, for those prices I would be much more inclined to hire a personal trailer five days a week and hire someone to make my meals for me!! You will have much, much better results!
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Old 05-01-2009, 10:18 AM
 
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Any results to report?
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Old 05-04-2009, 03:06 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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This is the 1st time about b12 shots! Does that realy work? I've been trying to lose 25 lbs for the past year. I don't eat much and I excersise and for some reason I can't lose the weight.
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Old 05-04-2009, 03:11 PM
 
Location: Manhattan, Ks
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This is so interesting. In veterinary medicine we give B12 injections to stimulate appetite.
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Old 05-06-2009, 08:45 AM
 
Location: San Diego, CA
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Well, I decided to save my money on the shots and went to the doctor yesterday and started phentermine this morning to jump start my weight loss and then I will be able to get my appetite under control. I already jog/walk (working my way up to jogging the whole way)for 3 miles 5 times a week. So, weight loss here I come!
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Old 05-06-2009, 04:06 PM
 
Location: Fort Mill, SC
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Be careful with the drugs. My docter wouldn't prescribe it to me because what it does is speed up the heart. And I'm a healthy 35 year old, there's nothing wrong with me other than I need to lose 40 lbs.

But that is how I chose my doctors, I don't want them throwing pills at me.
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