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  • I am 82 years old and have been in good health. I recently have become dizzy. I have gone to a cardiologist, neurologist, internist, eye ear nose and throat specialist and no one can find any reason for the dizziness. I have been taking folic acid for the last 20 years could this be the culprit?

    Post created 1 year 4 months ago


  • Hi Lou Oria:

    Hi Lou Oria:

    Folic acid should never be taken on it own. It blocks B12, which causes a deficiency of B12. A deficiency of B12 can cause all sorts of serious health problem including dizziness. Quality manufactures of vitamins will not make a folic acid without B12 in the same capsules. Poorly made folic acid supplements have a list of serious long-term side effects that are not obvious to the average person. Your doctor can order a blood test for B12 and it may come back normal. There is no test available to see if the B12 is being blocked by folic acid. I would also be tested for anemia. Hematocrit, hemoglobin, Iron saturation, ferritin, etc.

    1 year 4 months ago

  • While folic acid is

    While folic acid is relatively safe, overdose symptoms exist, including confusion, excitability and behavioral changes, even seizures; dizziness could perhaps be related. If serum folic acid levels are high, stopping folic acid is advised and dizziness symptoms monitored. If no improvement, gastrointestinal causes are possible- of unhealthy gut flora, or metabolic perturbation( of low sugar or calcium level changes, or other electrolytes). Also, any concomitant drug use should be fetched into.
    Dr Hana Fayyad, pediatrician ( Maria Jasmine Freeman, author of The Cross Of Menopause-Immolation).

    1 year 4 months ago

  • Go here: http://www

    Go here: http://www.livestrong.com/article/135992-heal-vertigo-ginger/

    1 year 4 months ago

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