Hello everybody, this is my 1st post on this forum. I thought it would do me some good to join this community and gain from shared experiences than endless google searches and bouncing from website to website..each less informative than the next.
2 months ago I was diagnosed with folate deficiency (my blood result showed my folate to be 3.6ug/L, the normal ranges were 3.90ug/L to 26.80ug/L). NORMAL B12 (446ng/l with a normal range of 197-771).
The symptoms that I was presented was first and foremost constantly bilateral tingling and burning in my hands and feet. Cramping in hands and feet. Slight numbness in limbs (with no weakness). Headaches and brain fog. Tiredness was a uncommon, but did suffer from mild fatigue. I was so worried I have multiple sclerosis, a disease that mimics many of the symptoms I just described....to be honest, it is a fear that I still have (I am a self diagnosed hypochondriac)
I was prescribed 5mg oral folic acid tablets to take for four months. It was slow going at 1st, but after 4-5wks I finally felt a difference, the tingling in my hands (more so than feet) had pretty much dissipated. I was still getting brain fog and headaches however all in all I was happy with the improvement
However over the last few days my symptoms have reared up again, I've been feeling pretty rough for the last few days. Getting to my question, how long did people find it took to find significant (AND STABLE) improvement? My doctor told me most of her patients feel much better a month into treatment. I'm two months in and there are days when I feel just as bad as I did before treatment.