I have posted a couple of times before but I have just got updated blood results- GP has given me B12 and folate results over the phone but will request others and update in due course.
B12 has dropped to 122 (range 180-1000)
(B12 was 180 in 2012, 192 in 2015)
Folate has dropped to 4.0 (range >4.0)
(Folate was 10.0 in 2012, 7.0 in 2015)
GP has prescribed me a course of B12 injections- at last! She recommended I take some folate supplement but didn't suggest prescribing them as I'm just in normal range- can anyone recommend a good folate supplement? Want to make sure I'm supplementing this correctly as I know it usually drops when B12 injections are started. I'm having the loading doses and then being retested in 6 months, earlier if I feel tired still. Does this sound about right?
She has also referred me to the colorectal team to look for a cause (as I have stomach issues as well). Feeling positive for once!
I'm planning to request my ferritin results as these were 22 (range 10-300 in 2012) as I assume they will have dropped in line with B12 and folate.
Any advice on what to do next would be really appreciated! Folate supplements, any tests I should be asking for etc- should I ask to have folate retested sooner due to B12 injections?
Thank you all so much for your help 😊