Could folate (folic acid) anemia cause delusions?

Folate (folic acid) anemia. Folate (folic acid) and B12 are closely related in their functions. If one replaces folate (folic acid) alone in a megaloblastic anemia but not B12 also, it can lead to neurological damage -- difficulty walking, along with delusional psychosis. I found a case of this, where the patient developed capgras syndrome: the delusion that a relative had been replaced by an impostor. www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15029091.

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Have anemia. Folate (folic acid) results came in and it's 10.6 what does this mean? Also B12 results are 266.

Anemia. Although it is always difficult to analyze individual lab results without seeing all of the other results, the folate (folic acid) and B12 results that you report here are generally considered in the normal range. It is unlikely that you have a folate (folic acid) or B12 deficiency that is causing your anemia. Good luck. Read more...

Have anemia. Folate (folic acid) results came in and it's 10.6 what does this mean?

Folate (folic acid) The value you gave depends on how the level was taken. If it is a plasma value it is normal if it is a red cell level it is very low. Folic acid is one of the B vitamins needed to make red cells, white cells and platelets. When the level is low red blood cell maturation is hindered which results in an anemia with large red cells (megaloblastic anemia) as opposed to small cells (iron deficiency) Read more...

B12 level 500 folate level 7, dr prescribed folic acid when previously had b12 injections, is this beneficial?, pernicious anemia runs in the family

Maybe. If the units do show a low folic acid, I'd examine your eating / supplement habits, and whether you might have impaired absorption from something like early celiac disease. I trust you're not a drinker or on phenytoin. Anemia with big red cells (high MCV) can of course result from either deficiency. If B12 was started and going on, you may still need this despite the normal level. Read more...
Need both. You B12 level is normal while folic acid level is borderline. Please follow your doctor's advice about taking the two vitamins at the recommended intervals. For 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. Read more...

Is fefol (iron & folate (folic acid) supplement) 30 delayed release capsules suggested for anemia?

Anemia. If your doctor put you on it, yes it is suggested for anemia. Make sure you did se your docotr and your had blood tests that made the diagnosis of the deficiency. Read more...

Does normal CBC mean I don't have anemia or shall I still test for ferritin and folate (folic acid)?

No anemia. A complete blood count means a measurement of White blood cells, the amount of hemoglobin, and the precent of blood that is red ( HGB, HCT) and the number of platelets. There may be additional sub-typing of WBC. Anemia means low HGB or Low HCT. Ferritin is a storage form for iron and folate (folic acid) is a B vitamin used in making Red blood. normal HCT then no need to check. . Read more...