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[QUOTE=ChristineVA;3105781]I was totally taken by surprise.

I was at the dermatologist for a skin rash. He decided to run a lot of blood work to determine if I had lupus or some other problem. The only thing that showed up was anemia--which he didn't even tell me about. I only saw it when I picked up the paperwork 2 weeks later.

I have no idea how long I've had it. I only know that over the past 10 years or so, my hematocrit and hemoglobin have very gradually declined on routine blood tests. Back in 1995 I had a value of 41, then 39, then 38 for a long time, then I was at 34.

I have been tired for years and have made complaints about it but I was always ignored. About 2 years ago, I noticed that I would get out of breath easily walking up a hill or my heart would race. I was not truly anemic then but I suppose it was starting.

I've never had the paleness and lightheadness I don't think.[/QUOTE]

I was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis back in 2003. Yes, I am lots of meds but I am doing pretty well. I noticed I had been very tired, more so but didn't think anything of it and mentioned it to my neuro when I went to see him. He did blood tests and I get a call that I had a B12 and Folic Acid deficiency. Like you, I was shocked and surprised. I also had to go in and get a B12 shot. I am still tired, yesterday slept on and off. Of course, my MS is very heat sensitive and we were in the triple digits yesterday. However, I have a question. I have been sick to my stomach, barely wanting to eat because I feel sick right away, since starting Folbee. It is B12 and Folic Acid combined. Could this be making me sick to my stomach? I am talking about going to bed with a rolling stomach and waking up with one. I have not even been thinking about food because it just make ill to even smell it. Or...could something else be going on? Thank you in advance.

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