I'm new here! But desperate for help.
I recently went to the doctor, had a series of blood tests, and was diagnosed with pernicious anemia caused by low folate. (I've been having some building work done in my house, haven't had a kitchen for a long time, and my diet has suffered). I haven't actually seen the doctor - the receptionist rang me.
I have been put on 5mg folic acid daily. Started taking this late last week.
The last couple of days, I have been feeling far, far worse. I'm so tired and weak I can't get out of bed. My head is completely foggy. My legs feel like they don't work. Is this normal? Or do I need to get in touch with the doctor again?