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After my bloods results my doctor has put me on folic acid pills...Why? I'm already on thiamine and vit b strong.

After my bloods results my doctor has put me on folic acid pills...Why? I'm already on thiamine and vit b strong.

Anemic? Pregnant?: There are a few reasons to start someone on folate (folic acid). First is if they are deficient. This might show up as a type of anemia called macrocytic anemia. Once the anemia is discovered, a B12 and folate (folic acid) level are drawn to determine which deficiency is causing it. Another reason is if you plan to become pregnant or are pregnant as this prevents certain defects. ...Read more

Folic Acid (Definition)

Folic acid, AKA folate (folic acid) (vit B9), is recommended for all women wanting to get pregnant -- 0.4mg (400mcg) daily, which is important for preventing birth defects like spina bifida. Women w/ a hx these disorders should take 10x that amt daily -- 4mg (4000mcg) through the 3rd month of pregnancy. It won't affect fertility, chances of conception/twins, or periods. ...Read more


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Called doctors office to get blood results for vitamins Women on phone said vitD is low an folate (folic acid) is high how much of a sup should I take for vitD?

Called doctors office to get blood results for vitamins Women on phone said vitD is low an folate (folic acid) is high how much of a sup should I take for vitD?

How low was level?: I recommend Vitamin D supplementation based on each patient's blood level. If it is very low, I prescribe a twice weekly, prescription strength form. For "sorta" low, I it prescribe weekly. A little low, I recommend an over-the-counter form of Vitamin D taken daily. ...Read more

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Blood test showed folic acid level that my doc said was "higher than he thought was possible". I can't recall exact numbers. Should I be concerned?

Blood test showed folic acid level that my doc said was "higher than he thought was possible". I can't recall exact numbers. Should I be concerned?

No need for concern: High Folic Acid levels either indicate that you are taking a lot of Folic Acid through your diet and/or vitamins or you cannot process Folic Acid and so it builds up to high levels in the blood. This can be due to a genetic abnormality called mthfr, which can be tested through a regular blood test. Treatment is usually a different form of Folic Acid called methylfolate along with methylb12. ...Read more

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Symptoms of anemia but blood tests normal (iron, B12, folate, (folic acid) RBC, etc). What other common conditions would a doctor look for?

Symptoms of anemia but blood tests normal (iron, B12, folate, (folic acid) RBC, etc). What other common conditions would a doctor look for?

Thyroid?: It depends on what you mean by "symptoms of anemia." Endocrine / infectious / oncologic conditions could all cause general weakness / low energy, if that is what you mean. Can ask follow up with more specifics. ...Read more

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How is a thiamine or folate (folic acid) deficiency diagnosed? Are there any cases where oral supplementation are inadequate?

Your doc can do: Lab work to test for nutrient levels. A very good MicroNutrient Panel is done by Spectracell Lab in Texas. Peace and good health. Many multivitamins are weak. A nutritionist or natural doc can help guide you. ProThera is an excellent company but you need a doc to order the supplements for you there. ...Read more

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My doctor has put me on 5mg folic acid daily. Is this causing my stomach upset? What side effects are common? I have low folic acid

My doctor has put me on 5mg folic acid daily. Is this causing my stomach upset? What side effects are common? I have low folic acid

See below: Your stomach upset is not likely to be related to your folic acid intake. It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining you. If the symptoms persist more than 3-4 days, you should consult your doctor.
Wish you good health! - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex.
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I had some blood done, my B12 results were 572 which was in the standard range, but my folate, (folic acid) serum result was 15.70. Should I be concerned?

See your doctor: To discuss your concerns.
That would be a normal value for an adult in my lab.
Normal range is usually posted as :
•adults: 2-20 ng/ml, or 4.5-45.3 nmol/l
children: 5-21 ng/ml, or 11.3-47.6 nmol/l
•infants: 14-51 ng/ml, or 31.7-115.5 nmol/l
for plasma folate (folic acid) levels. ...Read more

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What are the benefits (what is it used for?) of deplin? Doc put me on it. Low folate (folic acid) I am assuming?

L-methylfolate: Deplin is l-methylfolate (folic acid). Many chronically depressed people have small genetic mutations leading to inability to convert Folic Acid and folate (folic acid) to l-methylfolate (folic acid) -- the "active" form that crosses the blood-brain barrier to be used in making neurotransmitters. Deplin bypasses this problem, and can augment antidepressant response. Http://tinyurl. Com/lk938o3. ...Read more

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Had us doc saw sac lower near my cervix any possibilities of pregnancy? Put me on Duphaston and folic acid but she did not elaborate further

Had us doc saw sac lower near my cervix any possibilities of pregnancy? Put me on Duphaston and folic acid but she did not elaborate further

Cervical pregnancy: If you are pregnant and your doctor saw a sac near or in your cervix. It can become a problem because the cervix isn't the normal place for the pregnancy to implant and won't stretch the way the uterus will, it can cause a lot of problems with significant bleeding. If' the pregnancy is inside the uterus, it may not be a problem as it grows inside the uterus. ...Read more

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Why has my doctor put me on folic acid, I'm not pregnant and don't intend to be.

Why has my doctor put me on folic acid, I'm not pregnant and don't intend to be.

Not sure, but: Another possible reason to be on folate (folic acid) is for treatment-resistant depression. The l-methylfolate (folic acid) form is especially useful in this regard, because it does not need to be converted into an active form by your body (it already is "active.") since you didn't supply any other info, though, all of us are guessing here. What about simply asking your doctor why s/he feels you need this? ...Read more

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Is it safe to take 100mcg of vit B12 and 400 mcg of folic acid daily? My doc said I'm deficient. What would cause a deficiency in these?

Is it safe to take 100mcg of vit B12 and 400 mcg of folic acid daily? My doc said I'm deficient. What would cause a deficiency in these?

Several causes: Vegans are vulnerable to deficiencies in these vitamins because they eat no animal source foods. These deficiencies may show up in alcoholism too. Also, elderly people and those with genetic polymorphisms can absorb these vitamins poorly. Eating foods rich in B12 & folate (folic acid) (such as legumes & leafy greens) can help. Taking vit B12 and Folic Acid as your doctor suggests, is safe. ...Read more

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Had bloods done I've got high folate (folic acid) levels of 20:1 what does this mean I'm male b12 & hemoglobin are OK?

Had bloods done I've got high folate (folic acid) levels of 20:1 what does this mean I'm male b12 & hemoglobin are OK?

Normal: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, Serum folate (folic acid) level of 20.1 is perfectly normal and is not a cause for any concern. ...Read more

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Folic acid blood test --am I'm being tested for peripheral neuropathy?

Folic acid blood test --am I'm being tested for peripheral neuropathy?

No: Peripheral neuropathy is discovered on history and physical exam, perhaps with confirmatory electric nerve studies Folic Acid deficiency will cause general ill-health, mental slowing, and anemia more than a peripheral neuropathy despite claims of "independent thinkers." some people need more Folic Acid than others, even though uncle sam now supplements flour with it. ...Read more

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I'm being treated for pcos since 5 mths my doc has given me metaformin1700mg per day n idomarine tablet its iodine complex and folic acid 400mg is it k?

I'm being treated for pcos since 5 mths my doc has given me metaformin1700mg per day n idomarine tablet its iodine complex and folic acid 400mg is it k?

PCOS treatment: That's a fair treatment for PCOS. Without knowing your medical history, anything else you are on, or any risk factors you have, and assuming the doctor that is prescribing you the medication does, I would stick with what they have given you, and discuss with them if you have concerns. Good luck to you! ...Read more

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I haven't had a period in 3 months am on a lot of tablets for my pain I'm so tired all the time and my bloods are showing low folic acid and kidney bor?

I haven't had a period in 3 months am on a lot of tablets for my pain I'm so tired all the time and my bloods are showing low folic acid and kidney bor?

Get lab work: No period for three months can be from the stress you have but I recommend getting lab work to confirm you thyroid, other hormone levels are fine. You should also have your ferritin, vitamin d and b levels checked because they are probably low contributing to your fatigue. Low Folic Acid should be replaced with Folic Acid 800mg daily. Not sure what kidney bor is. ...Read more

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A doc told me to take folic acid and vit e tabs and then I started losing my ability to retain urine and more often, I wet myself. Why is this happening?

A doc told me to take folic acid and vit e tabs and then I started losing my ability to retain urine and more often, I wet myself. Why is this happening?

Coincidence unless: Millions of people take Folic Acid ; vit e ; this is not a known side effect so this is almost certainly a coincidence. You might be allergic to soy (most vit. E is derived from soy) but even if so I wouldn't expect this reaction. Try stopping them but it will probably make no difference. You might have a urinary infection or disorder affecting nerve function. Please see a doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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What does a high MCH and a high MCHC mean on a blood test. My Folic Acid was also high. Thank you! ?

Need the numbers: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, it would have been helpful to have the actual numbers. High MCH and MCHC in themselves are not a cause for concern. High folic acid is okay too. ...Read more

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Would it be fine to take a higher dosage of folic acid without a doctor's prescription?

YES: Higher doses of Folic Acid have been found to be improve sperm quality, reduce birth defects, lower risk of macular degeneration, and reduce homocysteine level associated with cardiac disease. It's also essential for the production of red blood cells and preventing anemia. It's generally safe because it's water soluble. So, toxicity risk is low. Nevertheless, it's best to take b-complex with it. ...Read more

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Does hydrogen peroxide and folic acid needs doctor's prescription?

Rx for folic acid: Hydrogen peroxide does not need an rx, nor does Folic Acid at low doses. Just head over to your local druggist and pick some up! ...Read more

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Hi doctor, what is better to be taken after miscarriage? Folic acid or folic iron

Depends on anemia: If your anemia has been diagnosed as iron deficiency then iron Rx is simply all that is needed. If it is a folic acid deficiency, only then add folic acid. ...Read more

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