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After My Bloods Results My Doctor Has Put Me On Folic Acid Pillswhy Im Already On Thiamine And Vit B Strong
After my bloods results my doctor has put me on folic acid pills...Why? Im 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, 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
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?
My I have multicystic right ovary, my ob-gyn doctor was gave me a medicine like metformin, polynerv and folic acid vit. Now im delayed for 1month. I took urine test and blood test for pregnancy but still negative result. Is there any problem?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Symptoms of anemia but blood tests normal (iron, B12, folate, (folic acid) RBC, etc). What other common conditions would a doctor look for?
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
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
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.
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Test confirm no obvious pcod, but ttc since 7months, doc put me on ovacare, Clomid (clomiphene) 50 n folic acid. What are my chances this cycle.Thanks?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Nothing: Reference ranges are set so that several percent of healthy folks fall outside. ...Read more
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 ?
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
Im 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
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