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    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.

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    Vitamin D, Calcium Suppliments, Iron, Cod Liver Oil.

    So far 2 months free of prednisalone

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    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
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    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)
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    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.
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    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.

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    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

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    Quote Originally Posted by lovedbyHim View Post
    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
    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peridot20_Gem View Post
    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!

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    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)

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    Quote Originally Posted by lovedbyHim View Post
    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

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