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Nixxie
07-19-2011, 06:33 AM
Something I have been wondering for a while now, when taking multivitamins, do they have everything you need in them? Can you take others alongside it?
I have been taking some recently and am unsure whether or not I need to stop taking my seperate vitamin suppliments or if I can take them aswell as the multivitamins.

Hope that makes sense..... I am so groggy right now I had to read through it and re-write this message about 5 times before it made sense and it probably still doesnt!

Peridot20_Gem
07-19-2011, 07:28 AM
Nikki,

Dow mention the checking lark and editing i get totally fed up with it and refering vitamins i don't take them due to bad constipation...i just take Garlic tablets instead to help purify my system.

Here's a link refering vitamins www.askdeb.com/health/vitamins/ - United States

This link is refering to B12 vitamin intake also www.yourhealthbase.com/vitamin_B12.html

Linda From Australia
07-19-2011, 10:15 AM
Some people say taking multivitamins is good for them, other people say they make no difference. I donít know if there is a test you can take to see if you need vitamins. I asked my rheumy if taking multivitamins can help me, and he said I can take them if I want to, but he doesnít know if it will help.

My mum told me that she asked her doctor if taking multivitamins can help her, and his reply was, if she takes them, then she should bottle her urine because her urine would be worth a lot more money. (For those people who donít understand my waffle, it means that she doesnít need multivitamins, and it will just go straight out of her system ... well you know what I mean ... or you perhaps you donít)

Saysusie
07-19-2011, 10:16 AM
Please make sure that you are not taking multi-vitamins as a treatment for Lupus. In general, taking a multi-vitamin is reasonable, but excess vitamins can be potentially dangerous for Lupus patients and should be avoided. Before adding any vitamins to your regimen, speak with your doctor first and discuss all of your symptoms and/or overlapping illnesses before deciding what vitamins to add.
I wish you the best :-)

Peace and Blessings
Namaste
Saysusie

rob
07-19-2011, 11:08 AM
For me, vitamins would just be one more thing I have to remember to buy, and then remember to take. I take enough stuff already. If my Dr. or I thought that there would be any significant benefit to be had from taking vitamin supplements, maybe I would consider taking them, but I've never seen any evidence of this.

Rob

lovedbyHim
07-19-2011, 12:48 PM
My doctor encouraged me to take calcium due to the prednisone. I take folic acid and magnesium for muscle spasms. Not sure if they help yet. I also take biotin for thicker hair and I swear by that by golly! I also take B vitamins as I was encouraged by my doc for energy. I'm tired everyday. LOL

Peridot20_Gem
07-19-2011, 12:53 PM
My doctor encouraged me to take calcium due to the prednisone. I take folic acid and magnesium for muscle spasms. Not sure if they help yet. I also take biotin for thicker hair and I swear by that by golly! I also take B vitamins as I was encouraged by my doc for energy. I'm tired everyday. LOLOH BY GOLLY lol
Christ Tammy i never knew i was talking to a posh person, oh by golly in the uk is those born with a silver spoon in their mouths. (I'm laughing here mate).

Well i'm on the folic acid, if i try and eat bananas for magnesium my kidney rate goes up then i'm accused of eating to much fruit and refering the thicker hair we all know it shines out so well...keep rubbing it mate. You mays well pull off the vitamin B and tell the Doc where to stick um as they ah helping you much.

lovedbyHim
07-19-2011, 01:09 PM
OH BY GOLLY lol
Christ Tammy i never knew i was talking to a posh person, oh by golly in the uk is those born with a silver spoon in their mouths. (I'm laughing here mate).

Well i'm on the folic acid, if i try and eat bananas for magnesium my kidney rate goes up then i'm accused of eating to much fruit and refering the thicker hair we all know it shines out so well...keep rubbing it mate. You mays well pull off the vitamin B and tell the Doc where to stick um as they ah helping you much.





Well by Golly I am laughing here as well. In the US by golly is spoken by the hillbillys in the mountains. LOL

So what I think I hear you saying is my hair is shiny because my BF runs his fingers through my hair and it's not the BIOTIN! Well...Well... SPEECHLESS!

sharpiessave
07-19-2011, 01:10 PM
Lol, here in Missouri it'd be "oh, by gorsh and by golly" with spit flying from a mouthful of missing teeth on the "sh" sound. Ah, lovely cultural differences.

I take fiber supplements and fish oil, both approved by my rheumy. I don't know about the fish oil yet, but the fiber helps, um. . . counteract the plaquenil poohs. (blush)

Peridot20_Gem
07-19-2011, 01:16 PM
Well by Golly I am laughing here as well. In the US by golly is spoken by the hillbillys in the mountains. LOL

So what I think I hear you saying is my hair is shiny because my BF runs his fingers through my hair and it's not the BIOTIN! Well...Well... SPEECHLESS!Tammy that would be good to call the toffs here hillbillys now that would go down well.

Course your hair looks in nice condition...make your BF keep doing it save on the CONDITIONER mate....just keep wearing his fingers out (WHAT) lol

Peridot20_Gem
07-19-2011, 01:18 PM
Lol, here in Missouri it'd be "oh, by gorsh and by golly" with spit flying from a mouthful of missing teeth on the "sh" sound. Ah, lovely cultural differences.

I take fiber supplements and fish oil, both approved by my rheumy. I don't know about the fish oil yet, but the fiber helps, um. . . counteract the plaquenil poohs. (blush)Sharpie...i bet there's some ducking and diving then mate with spit flying about between you and Tammy i'm howling here for a change with laughing.

steve.b
07-20-2011, 01:44 AM
all of my vitamins and minerals were discussed with my rhuemy and pcp before i started them.

Nixxie
07-20-2011, 07:02 AM
Please make sure that you are not taking multi-vitamins as a treatment for Lupus. In general, taking a multi-vitamin is reasonable, but excess vitamins can be potentially dangerous for Lupus patients and should be avoided. Before adding any vitamins to your regimen, speak with your doctor first and discuss all of your symptoms and/or overlapping illnesses before deciding what vitamins to add.
I wish you the best :-)

Peace and Blessings
Namaste
Saysusie

Thankyou for this, I had no idea! MY rhuemy suggested I take vitamin b for energy because of my fatigue problems and having children to look after. Cod Liver Oil was by rheumys advice too. And Iron because of slight aneamia after childbirth, bloodcount is still not as high as it should be.. I have also had to take calcium because of a defficiency. This is also on my GP's say so so I am assuming these are ok. Will definately check on any others with my rheumy in future though thank you. x

Saysusie
07-20-2011, 09:52 AM
Actually, the supplements that you suggested are all OK. There are pros and cons to the effectiveness of cod liver oil, but it has been suggested for many Lupus patients. Other than the cod liver oil, I am taking the same supplements as you are :-)

Peace and Blessings
Namaste
Saysusie

Peridot20_Gem
07-20-2011, 10:00 AM
Saysusie,

I went to see about cod oliver oil tablets years ago and i could'nt have them from the herb shop as they have a medical book...they checked on my epilepsey tablets and Tegretol counter react with them, so i left well alone.