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Low folate high b12 after injections

Themost1ted
Themost1ted

Hi my b12 level was 155 so doctor give me injections, after that i felt really good for about a month, then feeling lik dizzy but no vertigo, i asked for b12 ro be checked and it was above 2000 but folate is extreeeeemly low, does b12 need folate in lrder to work well ? Did anyone have same thing as me? Thank you..

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Gambit62
Gambit62Administrator

folate and B12 are used together for a lot of processes so if you don't have enough folate it won't be able to use B12. When you start being treated for a B12 deficiency your body is likely to use a lot more folate than it would normally trying to repair damage etc that occured whilst you were B12 deficient ... or just being able to carry out processes that it couldn't before so it is possible to become folate deficient.

How low is extreeeemly low?

Gambit62
Gambit62Administrator in reply to Gambit62

high B12 is what would be expected a month after injections anyway, regardless of folate levels.

Themost1ted
Themost1ted in reply to Gambit62

My folate was 0.91ng on (4.5-32) :( i ferl dizzy sweaty hands, shakiness and mood is bad :(

Gambit62
Gambit62Administrator in reply to Themost1ted

yes that is extreeeemly low and then some.

what are you taking to correct it?

Themost1ted
Themost1ted in reply to Gambit62

Yes i do, starting yesterday with folic acid 5mg, i really hope it works because sometime it gives me some crazy fatigue spells like if im gonna pass out :(

Gambit62
Gambit62Administrator in reply to Themost1ted

that dose should bring your levels up quite quickly. hope you feel better soon

clivealive
clivealiveForum Support

Hi Themost1ted as Gambit62 says there is a complex interaction between folic acid, vitamin B12 and iron. A deficiency of one may be "masked" by excess of another so the three must always be in balance. Please get back to your doctor and ask for treatment

He gave me 5mg folic acid i hope it works

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