Vitamin amounts question (for hair loss)

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karendee
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   Posted 2/19/2009 10:12 AM (GMT -7)   
Just wondering if anyone knows a site I can look up vitamin amounts. I have some minor hair loss from my meds and want to up my intake of vitamins and don't want to take too much.
 
For example, I have been taking a 800mcg of Folic Acid. Can I take more than that? Also, I take biotin and B12 and I have a milti.
 
Any advice would be great. Especially if you know if good vitamins or minerals to take for hair loss.
 
I can't always eat all the veggies and fruits that give me the vitamins and minerals naturally.
 
 
thanks!
Karen

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Karen (Karendee)

Diagnosed w/ Crohn’s Disease  March 2007 Started Humira June 2008 (have been on other cd meds)

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BuzyBum
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   Posted 2/19/2009 5:56 PM (GMT -7)   
I don't know if it helps stop hair falling out, but Sea Kelp is meant to be good for hair growth. I'm taking it at the moment, but it can bring you out in spots but not always. Worth a try? I've not been taking it long enough to notice a difference yet, so can't tell you if it works, but have read alot from people who have used it saying it does.
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karendee
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   Posted 2/20/2009 7:57 AM (GMT -7)   

thanks! I am willing to give sea kelp a try. I will look up some info on it. I am starting to see some thinning on the top of my head and it drives me crazy!!

Karen


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Karen (Karendee)

Diagnosed w/ Crohn’s Disease  March 2007 Started Humira June 2008 (have been on other cd meds)

Diagnosed w/  Fibromyalgia May 2007 on Soma and Lyrica

 

 


MMMNAVY
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   Posted 2/20/2009 8:03 AM (GMT -7)   
Karen,
I take 5 MG a day of folic acid, but I think that is for those on MTX.


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karendee
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   Posted 2/20/2009 8:33 AM (GMT -7)   
thanks Navy!

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Diagnosed w/ Crohn’s Disease  March 2007 Started Humira June 2008 (have been on other cd meds)

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Not2Spunky
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   Posted 2/23/2009 10:47 AM (GMT -7)   
I saw my derm for hair loss from my flares and he said to take zinc

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HabsHockeyFan
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   Posted 2/23/2009 11:06 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Not2!  I take a small amount of folic acid and that made a big difference in my hair loss.  I noticed that taking my iron regularly also seemed to coordinate with the time my hair stopped shedding so much.  My hair sheds mostly when I am good about taking my Pentasa.
Dx'd '90 (emergency rupture), symptoms ignored long before that, '03 fistulas and bad flagyl reactions, B12 weekly, Pentasa [until I surrender to the bigger meds]
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karendee
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   Posted 2/23/2009 11:09 AM (GMT -7)   

I will check for Zinc and iron, thanks both of you!

Karen


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Karen (Karendee)

Diagnosed w/ Crohn’s Disease  March 2007 Started Humira June 2008 (have been on other cd meds)

Diagnosed w/  Fibromyalgia May 2007 on Soma and Lyrica

 

 

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