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Hi, I was diagnosed with pernicious anemia about 10 years ago when my b12 level was only around 90.
I was on monthly b12 injections of hydroxocobalamin.
I have recently moved home and moved GP. The practice nurse questioned why i need b12 injections for so long and I was sent for a blood test.
My levels came back as b12 219 and folic acid was severely low at level 1... the doctor (always a different doctor) told me that my b12 level is fine at 219 but said my folic acid is the lowest level he has ever seen in all his years as a GP. He put me on daily folic acid as well as vit D which was also very low.
I am very concerned as I thought folic acid works alongside with b12 but my injections have been stopped. I do not think my b12 level is as high as it should be and I am so worried about the neurological effects of not having enough b12. When i was diagnosed 10 years ago I was so very poorly, could hardly walk upstairs, had to crawl up, my memory was terrible, I was under neurology at my local hospital who put me on monthly b12 injections as I was so ill with it..... No one at this new surgery has explained why my folic acid is so low... could it be connected to the previous pernicious anemia?
Any advice would be so great, so worried...thank you. Lou x
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