Am due to have a test for Folate, should I take special precaution before doing so?
Am on B12 injections (3 times/week), take iron fumarate 322mg, 2 tablets/day, Thorne Basic B complex - 1 tablet/day or if not taking that I take 1 tablet folic acid.
My iron levels keep on dropping although I have increased my iron tablets. GP and consultant keep saying I am not anaemic because my ferritin and haemoglobin levels are o and therefore an iron infusion is not the answer! , BUT they seem unable to explain why my iron levels keep dropping off. Am worried as it makes me feel very weak and unable to look after myself in every day tasks, like cooking, cleaning, tidying, etc. and totally unable to do any gardening which I used to enjoy so much.
The last result for iron was 3 (range 8.8 to 27).
My ferritin and haemoglobin levels are high, higher than they have been for a while. Sorry do not have the exact results with me at the moment as I am away from home, recuperating fron a total knee replacement operation, so am in respite care in a care home.
I hope someone will be able to give me any idea of what to do.I am so fed up feeling so unwell, this has been happening for 3 years now and no help from useless medical professionals. I can't go on much longer like this.
Thank you for any sensible suggestion.
Wishing yhou all a happy new year and good or better health.
PS: have an appointment with an haematologist on Tuesday 9 January, but doubt this will be helpful... Wait and see.