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Please talk to me about folic acid...

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SaggyOldClothCatpuss Mon 25-Feb-13 11:48:34

Or the dosage I was taking to be precise.
Before I MCd the GP put me on 5mg daily, rather than the usual teensy dose. Apparently because I am overweight and older! Anyway. I carried on taking them after I lost the baby, thought it couldn't do any harm as we are planning to try again. Recently, I've felt a bit odd, like my intestines are a bit swollen and sore. Now in sure that one of the uses of folic acid is to help food absorption. Could this high dose be upsetting me?

Bearface Tue 26-Feb-13 16:12:48

Hi Saggy!

I'm really sorry, but I don't know. This bump might get someone who does, but you can always go and ask a pharmacist - they will probably have a fair idea about the side-effects and should be able to advise you in a general way.
shuffles back off to unknown location wink

Pollykitten Wed 27-Feb-13 16:13:44

I don't think there are any gastro issues with higher doses of folic acid - I've been taking a high dose (10 mg) in preparation for IVF . Do you know about vitamin D and its role in fertility? Most of us in the northern hemisphere are deficient and it does play a big role in fertility. Some GPs will test for it or you can send away a finger prick sample to this NHS lab - it costs £25. A quick google will tell you alot about Vitamin D - I would really recommend it if you are older. You then can decide how much to supplement based on the results. HTH.

wrighty2010 Thu 28-Feb-13 16:46:18

Hi, there is a natural fertility expert that posts on another site that I have seen, she posted a while back about supplemets to take when trying to get pregnant may well be worth dropping her an email or posting a question to her? Hope this helps, I will include a link to one of her posts and the end of the message. Take care xx

toffee01 Fri 01-Mar-13 15:07:40

Have you had a blood test to see your folic acid level?
I was taking folic acid regurlarly and it said on my blood test results that I had too much and to stop any supplements I'm taking immediately.
This was a test done privately.

SaggyOldClothCatpuss Fri 01-Mar-13 15:40:13

I havent. Ill have to ask the GP about that.

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