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Can prenatal vits cause cramping?

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Mmmmcheese Fri 01-Jul-11 10:59:42

I have had really bad cramping on and off since 10 weeks but it got really bad at 13/14 weeks. Had scans/tests and drs can't see any reason for it. No bleeding or anything. The only thing I am taking is prenatal vitamins and I thought I would stop taking them to see if, by any chance, they were causing the cramping (e.g. I have heard that high levels of calcium can cause cramping). Well, as soon as i stopped taking them I have had no more cramping and its been a couple of days now. Am now 15 weeks. Could this just be conincidence?

The levels of vits/minerals are very high so I do wonder if that is affecting me in some way. I am a bit worried about stopping them though as I am still very picky about what I can eat as I still have some m/s and worried that I just can't face eating healthy things.

Any ideas?

laracroft2001 Fri 01-Jul-11 11:27:06


Not sure if they cause cramps but I do know that Folic Acid supplements made me very very nausunous. Had to take them just before going to bed or i couldnt get through the day!!

laracroft2001 Fri 01-Jul-11 11:27:20

oops spelling!!

harassedandherbug Fri 01-Jul-11 12:18:03

Similar to lara, but it's not the FA for me it's def prenatal vits that make me feel sick. I'm taking just FA this time and have been nowhere near as bad as I was with dd.

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