Hi everyone just wanted to post a quick update on my daughter. She has had heavy periods since she started at age 11 she's 17 now and after various trips to gp and gynea consultant etc she was eventually given the contraceptive implant to try it hasn't really worked so she's still waiting on follow up from gynea cos she has basically had a period non stop for the past year, any ways......
Visit to gp about 2/3 weeks went well, she's given her the pill to supplement the implant until the gynea decides what to do. She also ordered a battery of bloods b12 included (yay finally). Day later she had a call to say her folate was low so to come back in 2 weeks to have it repeated.
So Friday we went up to get her bloods done again and got the bloody obstructive nurse again *sigh* she wouldn't give her a print out of her bloods cos she doesn't see why she needs it, and would only tell her that she was in range with her b12.
Anyway phone call yesterday afternoon, the docs receptionist calling to make a telephone appointment with my daughter to discuss her blood results. Doc called a wee while later and it turns out that her folate is currently sitting at 2.2 the range here is 4.0 - 40!!! So she's been prescribed folic acid 5mg a day and the doc wants to test her for coeliac in 3 months once she's got her folate up again.
So fingers crossed the folic acid is going to help and get her some energy back, she's also asked if she can use some of my b12 patches as last time she tried one it really helped, so I'll let her do that too.