B9 worried

Posted , 4 users are following.

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!!


1 like, 7 replies

Report / Delete

7 Replies

  • Posted

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

    Report / Delete Reply
  • Posted

    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

    Report / Delete Reply

Join this discussion or start a new one?

New discussion Reply

Report or request deletion

Thanks for your help!

We want the forums to be a useful resource for our users but it is important to remember that the forums are not moderated or reviewed by doctors and so you should not rely on opinions or advice given by other users in respect of any healthcare matters. Always speak to your doctor before acting and in cases of emergency seek appropriate medical assistance immediately. Use of the forums is subject to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy and steps will be taken to remove posts identified as being in breach of those terms.

newnav-down newnav-up