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HI, I had a blood test back yesterday and the doctor said I was low on folic acid and told me to take folic acid 5mg for the next 4months - he also asked me about my diet ... I never eat greens never (hate them ) but I can't stop panicking over this ?? Any advice please ?

Worried sick!!

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    So low on folic acid...qhat about b12 you don't mention that. And do you eat meat and dairy?

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      He didn't mention b12 just that I have low folic and do I have a bad diet. Put me on folic acid 5mg ..... I eat lots of meats.

      Worried sick!

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      I keep getting oral thrush so he did every blood test .. FBC, iron, diabetes, etc . Told me I was low on folic and to take 5mg of folic acids.

      He never really explained hence me up all night on google.

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      Ok. Are you going back to see him? Maybe ask him to explain a bit more and ask him about the b12 what level it is at. In fact you can ask for your blood test results your sirgery will give you them. Then you put them on here and get advice. A lot of people on here are well versed in what the trst results mean.
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    Well I wouldn't be too worried if he thinks it is down to bad diet. That can be sorted. Not sure why folate would be down and not b12. We need our maye Clive to chip in on this.

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    The fact that you don't eat greena is probably the main reason why you are Folate deficient.

    Rich sources of folate (apart from leafy green vegeables) include soybeans, beef liver, brewer's yeast, root vegetables, whole grains, wheat germ, bulgur wheat, kidney beans, white beans, salmon, orange juice, avocado, and milk. In addition some breakfast cereals are now "fortified" with folic acid.

    Don't panic - take the tablets as prescribed by your doctor

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