In my learning journey on how to improve my health and quality of life I question things. We are all born either of two ways: either "satisfied" or "curious". Obviously I belong to the latter category, and when the next question comes up for me to research I chuckle for I should called myself "nostoneunturned", but that nickname is taken up!
Upon perusing (again) copy of my last blood work results from Jaruary 10, 2013 (I always get a copy which I keep in folder for reference) I noticed that RBC folate was described. But I recalled that the requisition did not have a box to check for folate (I have an old copy of the requisition form) and wonder why did the lab check for folate levels when it was not requested? Perhaps it is because the last blood test was done on November 22, 2012?
Anyhow, I also recall my GP did not notice it. But I did: the reading never shown before and I always use the same lab to keep results consistent and easy to observe and compare, is:
more than >2623 and the range is: more than >829.
It is overwhelming to have to deal with so many issues at once, just having started shots of B12 last week and taking sublingual methylcobalamin daily until next shot.
So, I pursued the issue of having such a high level, three times the starting point (starting range) and came across the site below:
Half way through it makes reference to the conditions of high levels of folate, which are not good news: cancer. And being a higher consumer of "rabbit food", eating brocoli and other foods high in folic acid every week, I wonder if anyone has come across this issue before?
My WBC (white blood cells) are within normal range, and I had a colonoscopy in October 2007, showing no polips. Thus there appears no evident reason exists to pursue possible pre-cancerous condition.
Regardless, I would much appreciate any feedback if you came across this issue before.
It is overwhelming to exist with such low ferritin (IDA) for the past five years (in April 2007 it was less <5 and has not gone over 10 since, with exception it jumped to 18 from 7 in january 10, 2013 blood test from eating meat and switching to different iron medication) and only now I learn that B12 levels in blood serum are not indicative of B12 in body and started shots last week. Earlier I had suspected chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia, but doctors could not find anything wrong with me. That's when they suggest it's all in your head or menopause and prescribe antidepressants which I refused. It is now twenty years that I have become my own doctor, reading about natural health and buying supplements on my own. My health has never been normal all my working life, and I keep on pressing towards better health.
Looking forward to hear from anyone who has researched the question I raised.
Cheers from cold Canada (it was close fo -35C yesterday!)