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Scaredofthedark1986 Sat 09-Mar-19 18:46:59

I am feeling so rough at the moment and no help from the doctor regarding it. I have been looking into vitamins and trying to decide if any might be beneficial. What vitamins do you take and have you had a noticeable improvement after taking them?

nancy75 Sat 09-Mar-19 18:48:55

High levels of vitamin D, I was ill a few years ago & had very low vit d levels, which may have led to other conditions. I do notice the difference if I don’t take it

Scaredofthedark1986 Sat 09-Mar-19 18:54:28

Thank you nancy. Vitamin D is something I am considering. I currently take 800IU but have noticed no difference so I’m wondering if I should take more. I take that and a basic multivitamin.

nancy75 Sat 09-Mar-19 18:58:01

I take 3 of these a day, so 6000iu every day but I do seem to have a problem creating my own vit d as if I stop my levels drop dramatically

britnay Sat 09-Mar-19 19:05:20

800iu vitamin D
5mg folic acid
644mg ferrous fumerate

SushiForBreakfast Sat 09-Mar-19 19:05:32

A multivitamin tablet and an omega oil tablet. It could be the placebo effect but I do "feel" better for taking both of these. (My skin has especially improved since I started taking omega oil tablets.)

Whydoesshedoitffs Sat 09-Mar-19 19:05:37

I take

4000iu Vit D
B Complex
Multivit
Fish oil
Glucosamine

They make a difference to me, particularly the glucosamine and vitamin D.

Cocolepew Sat 09-Mar-19 19:08:25

Vitamin D3
Magnesium
And a herb , ashwagandha. It's been very good at helping me deal with stress and anxiety.

poorbuthappy Sat 09-Mar-19 19:10:55

I take fake Aldi berrocca and a mineral tablet

DontCallMeShitley Sat 09-Mar-19 19:11:03

Vit D (spray)
B Complex (liquid) but not daily
Magnesium, also not daily

dramaqueen Sat 09-Mar-19 19:14:20

Vit D (spray)
B12 (spray)
Multi vit
Calcium
EPO/Starflower (combined)

AwkwardSquad Sat 09-Mar-19 19:16:22

I take vit D3, ferrous fumerate on prescription and Berocca. Started the ferrous fumerate and Berocca about two weeks ago and already have a bit more energy.

AwkwardSquad Sat 09-Mar-19 19:17:08

Oh and ground flaxseed for the omegas.

mymugmytea Sat 09-Mar-19 19:18:01

Cod liver oil + vitamin D combined capsule

Echinacea over the winter (havnt had a cold for years)

Occasional Vit C/Zinc effervescent tablet

polloppllo Sat 09-Mar-19 19:25:01

Equi London powder. Absolute game changer.

NannyRed Sat 09-Mar-19 19:28:57

None! I eat a healthy and varied diet and don’t need to line the pockets of some fat cats.

I worked in medicine for 20+ years, one of my specialist told me “ if you eat fish and cheese and like marmite, there’s not much else you can do to improve your diet”

Ellieboolou27 Sat 09-Mar-19 19:31:50

Iron - not the crappy stuff from the shelf, proper industrial ones. Vit B6 as helps with my PMT

Ellieboolou27 Sat 09-Mar-19 19:33:03

Agree with nanny but without iron supplements I go dangerously low, despite eating iron rich foods

slipperywhensparticus Sat 09-Mar-19 19:34:08

I need supplements 🤷‍♀️ magnesium at the moment

SB1013 Sat 09-Mar-19 19:35:40

Nanny I never believed in vitamins until I was falling asleep mid afternoon and had a blood test which showed how low my folic acid and vitamin D levels are. I have a varied balanced diet so wouldn't have thought I needed vitamins. Dr recommended 10000IU a week to get me up to speed and A folic acid supplement. It has made a difference

Tavannach Sat 09-Mar-19 19:36:48

Holland and Barrett Super One multi vitamin.

Chouetted Sat 09-Mar-19 19:41:24

Vitamin D, and I've felt so much better for it. i can't say it's been a miracle cure, but my muscles are stronger, and I'm less achey and tired at night.

But high levels of Vitamin D can be dangerous, so I'd get your current levels checked first before taking any more. I was severely deficient, so I've had to take quite a lot of it to get to where I am now.

Ansumpasty Sat 09-Mar-19 19:44:38

Garlic (Allicin Max)
Vitamin c + zinc
Occasional b complex
Vitamin D
CBD oil

Scaredofthedark1986 Sat 09-Mar-19 19:47:54

This is all really helpful. I have booked a private vitamin d test that is carried out at an nhs hospital laboratory so should be reliable and will be waiting for the results of that before I decide to up my vitamin D. My symptoms do seem to fit with a vitamin D deficiency or possibly iron but my actual blood tests for iron come back ok.

namechange5575 Sat 09-Mar-19 19:48:31

Decent multivitamin (Natures Best multigiard I think, you want decent b12 and Vit D at least), omega 3 and Starflower oil for the crazy hormones.

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