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HabsHockeyFan
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   Posted 9/6/2007 11:07 AM (GMT -7)   
Hey guys...I am actually following docs orders on taking all the vitamin supplements he 'suggested'.  2 questions for you guys..
1) What dose Folic Acid are you on?
2) If I'm pooping black devil   am I really absorbing the Ferrous Sulfate or is it going right through me?  I am taking exactly the amount he 'prescribed'.
 
Guess I tend to follow docs directions better when I feel like doo doo.  Please let the extra B12 shots and the vitamins fix the tingling, dizzies, headaches and exhaustion.  I don't want a transfusion and I want to enjoy the fall!!!!!!
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]
I'm riding on the escalator of life....


dragonfly137927
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   Posted 9/6/2007 11:56 AM (GMT -7)   
The pooping black is a side effect of iron. i had not been on iron in years and now need it again since my surgeries. I dont know what my levels are now though, I have usually 1 "black/green" BM a day and the rest are light in color. I am only taking 65mg of iron atm starting out on it slowly and probably wont have my iron checked until the 18th (by the RA I am going too) or till I see the GI again on oct 10
Dx with Crohn's 1987, symptoms as early as 1984.
Temp iliostomy February 2007, reversed June 2007, Ovarian cysts, migraines, allergies (incl food allergies) , oral allergy syndrome (diff than true food allergies), Asthma, Gall Bladder removed 1999, Inguenal hernia 1987
 
 


pb4
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   Posted 9/6/2007 12:01 PM (GMT -7)   
Usually tingles/numbness indicate low B12 levels, it's the first signs of permanant nerve damage so you want to get you levels checkes and take the right B12, not any B12 is sufficient, my GP told me to take 1200mcg, they are timed released, once a day with supper, he said the evening (supper time) was the best time to take it.

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HabsHockeyFan
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   Posted 9/6/2007 12:35 PM (GMT -7)   
I am getting the B12 shot and he jsut upped it to 1000mcg every week from every month. But he had asked me if I was taking folic acid too. Should I be doing both the B12 shot and the folic acid???
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]
I'm riding on the escalator of life....


sugarfoot
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   Posted 9/6/2007 2:00 PM (GMT -7)   
I do both B12 injections monthly and 1mg of folic acid daily.  I have yet to find an iron supplement that agrees with me but I'm supposed to be doing that too.
**Melissa**
24 years old
Crohn's Colitis - officially diagnosed Feb. 2005
(Asacol, Imuran, Folic Acid, Iron, B12 shots)
Interstitial Cystitis - 2002
(Elimiron)
Raynauds - 2005
(mittens & space heaters, for now) 
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Ides
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   Posted 9/6/2007 2:15 PM (GMT -7)   
People getting B 12 supplementation, that then get their levels up in the upper range of normal, might mask a folate deficiency. That's why your doctor asked about folic acid. I take 1mg folic acid daily - prescription strength. When I was using over the counter supplements, all the folic acid I found was in large tablets and I was having to take 3 to get the proper dosage. It was costing alot of money. My PCP Rxed the folic acid and it was cheaper than the OTC supplements.
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