I am new here.
I have been recently diagnosed as being deficient in Folate and have been prescribed a 3 month course of folic acid.
My blood results are:
Serum vitamin B12 level 478 ng/L [197.0 - 771.0]
Serum folate level
Serum folate level 3.1 ug/L [4.6 - 18.7]
Below low reference limit
Low serum Folate, Suggest folate supplements
However, I know that the problem is deeper - the tingling in the extremities, loss of feeling in my heel, the drowning fatigue that follows me around, the depression and sadness for no reason - I am constantly fighting to keep on top of my emotions, the itching, low level panic attacks, the feelings of being overwhelmed, the memory loss, paranoia, anxiety .. and on it goes.
So, I am starting to take the folic acid - a 3 month prescription.
I am also taking a vitamin B12 oral spray (just two days in) - and I am starting to feel alive again - my mood has lifted dramatically. I understand from others in my position that my body is unable to process B12 through the normal digestive processes.
Because my vitamin B12 levels are seemingly okay, I do not think for one second that the GP will consider B12 injections - so I have taken it into my own hands.
I realise that I have got to wait until my Folic levels are up before considering self injecting.
I would just like feedback on the oral spray route.
I am terrified of not doing anything about the B12 supplementation - I don't want to risk any more damage to my mind or body.
thanking you all in anticipation ....