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I was diagnosed with B12 deficiency this week and began daily 5mg folic acid treatment.
This was done briefly by phone so I didn't get the chance to ask much about it.
It might sound ridiculous...but I seem to have been even more tired since I started on the folic acid?!?
(I read elsewhere on the forum that this could be due to the treatment starting to repair the damage caused by the B12 deficiency?)
I've had a roller coaster year with major prolapse surgery last August with a very slow recovery and now rectal dysfunction - neurological - resulting in chronic constipation.
I suspect my B12 issue may have been long standing...possibly 2 years or more.
My Dr. mentioned she wanted to see if my gut was able to absorb B12.
Would that be why she prescribed tablets rather than injections?
My Dad had pernicious anaemia in his 70's and I've also been on a proton pump inhibitor for 4 years for hiatus hernia.
I've had to adopt a low residue diet for several months due to the chronic constipation issue and have a very poor appetite.
I'm sleeping an average of 10-12 hours a day and still feel bone weary.
I'm only 63 but feel like a little old lady with constant joint/muscle pain and simple everyday things requiring a major effort and leaving me exhausted afterwards.
Any information/advice would be really appreciated.
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