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Has Anyone’s Doctors Suggested They Take Prenatal Vitamins?

Has Anyone’s Doctors Suggested They Take Prenatal Vitamins?

So my neurologist has had me taking Vitamin D, B12, and Folic Acid. She once mentioned taking prenatal vitamins (though I’m not planning on getting pregnant yet), and I kind of brushed it off. Then last time I saw her she said right that the end that I was taking prenatal vitamins, which kind of threw me off but I went with it. (She’s scary and I’m looking for a new neurologist - otherwise I would have asked about it). Is anyone else’s doctor having them take prenatal vitamins (not due to… read more

posted over 2 years ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

I was told the same thing. And that taking more does not hurt you it helps you by both my regular doctor, my ob, and neurologist. I take vitamin D, B-12, Muli, Zinc, and Selenium to sleep better. ;)

posted over 2 years ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

I was advised to take them as they have more of the amounts of nutrients that I need because sometimes the medication you are on can deplete the nutrients.

posted over 2 years ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

i am a guy and get nothing to do with prenatal vitamins but i am a health nut. the 6 main things for pregnancy vitamins are folic acid, iron, calcium, vitamin d, dha, and iodine. i take all but the iodine. i think your dr only wants to sell stuff. iron is in b12 so... you got 3-6 (if you are taking d, b12, and folic acid) then you are good.

posted over 2 years ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

When I turned 40 I got the full body check up by my gp and I was low on b12 and folic acid and periods are all over the place bloody peri menopause I think I’m having now before menopause I’ll be 44 this year when this virus 🦠 is over I’ll have to get my bloods checked for my b12 and folic acids x x

posted over 2 years ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

@A MyEpilepsyTeam Member, About 5 years or so ago I began seeing a new Neurologist after seeing my Pediatric Neurologist for just over 30 years. I take Depakote & that my Pediatric Neurologist put me on & the adult Neurologist I had started seeing asked if I knew that it has a chance of causing Osteoporosis & I said no & he had me do a bone density test & that showed I have Osteopenia in my left hip. He recommended I take Vitamin D. I began seeing a new Neurologist in November since my current insurance doesn’t cover that other Neurologist. I told the new Neurologist about getting the Osteopenia due to the Depakote & she wants me to continue the Vitamin D also. So I take a Vitamin D, a Calcium Vitamin, a multi-Vitamin & an iron pill. When my Pediatric Neurologist put me on the Depakote he told me to let him know if I ever wanted to get pregnant cause apparently the Depakote can hurt the baby. I’m not married & don’t think I want kids (I’m 41). I took Zarontin years ago as a kid with my Mysoline . But with the Zarontin & your other med, I don’t know if your Neurologist might be encouraging you to take the Vitamins to help reduce bone loss. I don’t take Vitamin B. But that’s why they want me taking the Vitamin D but have never phrased it as prenatal vitamins. Good luck. Your friend in Texas, Becky

edited, originally posted over 2 years ago
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