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    petal2010 posted:
    My blood work shows that my B12 is 1999 pg/mL. It should be between<211-946>. Not only that but my Folic Acid is19.9 ng/mL and should be <3.0>. I was told by the nurse to google the foods that contain both of the above. There is nothing that I eat a lot of. They state fish, poultry and meats????? I eat mostly vegetables.

    Do any of you have this problem. I don't feel that the PA is taking this seriously. She checked it again Monday and it is still very high.

    Please help me if you can. I do have Fibromyalgia/Chronic Fatigue. Being that high I should be able to run a mile but instead I have no energy, depressed and fatigued all the time.
    John 3:16
    dollbug responded:
    Hello petal. MiMi in NC. So are you taking vitamin b and folic acid supplements? What exactly did your doctor tell you?

    I had lower back pain for a long time. I went to several specialists trying to find out what was making my lower back pain. I thought it might be kidney stones. I was checked and I did have stones in both kidneys but the doctor told me that he did not think the stones was the cause of my pain. Anyway, the doctors could NOT find anything wrong with me.

    My daughter ended up seeing a local doctor talking about Morton's toes and how this can affect some people. She called me and told me about it and she wanted me to do my own research about this. I ended up taking P5P which is a processed form of B 6. I was so very shocked to learn that before I took the first bottle, my lower back pain went away. I have been taking the P5P since last April. I take 1 capsule every morning. As long as I take this every 24 hours I do not have the lower back pain. If I forget to take it, the lower back pain returns. I told my doctor about finding the *solution* to my lower back pain and that I was taking P5P for it. My doctor did not know what P5P was. When I told him, he said it was the body only uses what it needs in B vitamins. Any extra is flushed from the body.

    I have not had mine checked. So I do not know if mine is normal or not.

    So I am curious as to what the *problem* is. Did your doctor tell you?

    I also have FM and Chronic Fatigue and the vitamins I take provide no energy for me either. (I only wish)

    Take care.


    booch007 responded:
    Ahhh but petal you will not get HEART DISEASE! LoL......

    How about nuts? Are you nuts for nuts?? If I were the practioner I would send your blood to a different lab. Thier machine may have ben off.

    Folic acid is great for lowering the homocysteine level in the body and that is an inflamatory marker. So that is why I said the joke above. I know of no one with such high numbers though.

    Your blood count was OK? Red cell count....42K ish?

    Not taking vitamins right? If you are, cut them out for now until
    this is figured out. But another lab is big on my mind.

    Good luck, let us know the outcome. Nancy B
    missist replied to booch007's response:
    Just a quick chime in-- with all that vitamins can do--and they do definitely help a little bit with pain (take off a layer or 2) and with mental outlook--D is great to help get out of depression (need to refill mine.) I don't think any of them--with exception of early on in a course of B1-- will boost energy. That to me seems like a doomed effort for me. There are some days when I do have it, but how to get it back or make it last-- no clue. 30 years of this and I have yet to figure out how to sustain energy with diet, pills or exercise.
    petal2010 replied to dollbug's response:
    Hi Mimi

    I found out how I was getting so much B12 and Folic Acid
    which showed in my blood work. Each morning I would eat a Walmart fruit bar or two. I had been eating this for two or three years. I found it on the back of the box and told my doctor, so that solved that mystery.
    John 3:16
    petal2010 replied to booch007's response:
    Hi, I can't believe it has been this long since I wrote that post. I was eating Walmart fruit bars for breakfast every morning. I checked the box and there it was. I told my doctor so she could put it in my chart.
    John 3:16
    mbl999 responded:
    Hello everyone ..........I have FMS and CFS for the last (30 years) ,,,,,,,,Time does indeed fly . I have blood work taken twice a year . and each time my B12 and Folic Acid are always elevated . My physician is not in the least concerned , hence , I am not either .

    petal2010 you take any B vitamins ?

    BTW I also have no energy , nada .


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