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Nanners
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   Posted 9/9/2007 10:43 AM (GMT -7)   
Does anyone else have trouble taking vitamins?  I have never been able to take vitamins, they always tear my stomach up.  I have tried taking them at night, tried childrens vitamins, nothing works, I just get terribly nauseaous and ill.  The only thing I can take without problems is probiotics.
 
I was to start Methotrexate injections lastweek and couldn't because the Folic Acid made me extremely ill for days.  Been emailing back and forth with my Rheumy and her last response was maybe trying the liquid.  I am a little frustrated because I explained that if it has to go thru my stomach, I am sure to get sick from it.  I had asked for either maybe a patch or injectable form, but didn't get an answer to that, just the suggestion that there was a liquid form, if I would like to try it.  HELLLLLOOOOO...... I said if it has to go thru my stomach I would for sure get ill.
 
Can anyone relate?  Anyone take vitamins in a different manner?  Anything would be appreciated.
 
God Bless,
Gail *Nanners*
Been living with Crohn's Disease for 32 years.  Currently on Asacol, Prilosec 60 mg, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain and Calcium.  Resections in 2002 and 2005.  Recently diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and doing tests to see if I have Inflammatory Arthritis or AS.


petittarte
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   Posted 9/9/2007 2:56 PM (GMT -7)   
I take chewable childrens vitamins from Trader Joe's. They are the only kind I can tolerate.
Jodi

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killerzoey
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   Posted 9/9/2007 4:28 PM (GMT -7)   
I don't know but possibly there might be a filler in the vitamin that affects you?

Since I am on the Specific Carbohydrate Diet, there are only certain additives I can have with my vitamins. This is because I am not to ingest any starches and such, which is not really relevant to your problem except that in finding the "right" vitamins for me I have found a good online source called Kirkman Labs. I don't know what Folic Acid you are taking but I take their Folinic Acid 800 mcg Hypoallergenic Capsule and tolerate it very well.

Here's a link to that specific product "Folinic Acid 800 mcg Hypoallergenic Capsules": http://www.kirkmanlabs.com/products/vitamins/folinic/folinic293_180.html

Here's a link to their "Kirkman's Folonic Acid with Vitamin B12 (Methylcobalamin) Flavored Liquid". I don't take this but thought you might be interested.

Here's why Folonic Acid...though they also sell similar supplements using Folic Acid...

"To be active in the body, folic acid has to be reduced twice by folate reductase enzymes and is converted to tetrahydrofolate after which a methyl group is added to the tetrahydrofolate. In some individuals, the use of natural folinic acid may be more beneficial than folic acid, because folinic acid already has attached four hydrogen atoms and one methyl group, thereby short cutting the complicated biochemical processes that assist purine and nucleotide synthesis which are so important in cellular perception and response. For that reason, some doctors are recommending folinic acid instead of folic acid supplementation."

Anyway, the vitamin capsules I get from Kirkman (I also take their digestive enzyme, S. Boulardii, and a B vitamin) are really small compared to what you normally see. I suspect this is because the vitamins are formulated for people with specific dietary restrictions (the diet I'm on, kids with Autism, etc.) and so there's very little in there other than the supplement.

Just thought I'd pass that along in case it helps.

Here's the link to their site:

http://www.kirkmanlabs.com/
36 year old mother of a fabulous toddler.
Diagnosed with Crohn's July 2007. I believe it's in the right side of my colon.
Tapered down off Entocort mid August. Now on Asacol 2400, Protonix 40mg/day.

On Specific Carbohydrate Diet (SCD) since late July and seeing improvement in "output" quality and hopefully therefore absorption. Taking SCD legal supplements: B vitamins, Folonic Acid 800mg, EnZym Complete DPP IV Aid by Kirkman, and Saccaromyces Boulardii (a probiotic yeast).

Current biggest complaints: LRQ fullness and slight burning, gastritis symptoms, horrible right hip and low back pain.


Nanners
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   Posted 9/10/2007 6:44 AM (GMT -7)   

Thanks guys for your responses.  The doc did mention the folinic acid, but quite honestly if it has to go thru my stomach I am really scared to get sick again.  It took me a few days to get over the effects lasttime and am not sure I want to go there again. 

MMMNavy mentioned taking folic acid shots, but so far the Rheumy hasn't said anything about those.  Sigh!


Been living with Crohn's Disease for 32 years.  Currently on Asacol, Prilosec 60 mg, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain and Calcium.  Resections in 2002 and 2005.  Recently diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and doing tests to see if I have Inflammatory Arthritis or AS.


hsmom24boys
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Date Joined May 2007
Total Posts : 53
   Posted 9/10/2007 7:06 AM (GMT -7)   
My brother (who has Crohns) and I (no diagnosis yet) both take a complete nutritional suppliment called Reliv. He says it has really helped his symtpoms (fatigue, pain, ect). I have just started a few weeks ago so I havent seen the big changes yet. Do have more energy. Email me if you want to know more. I have seen it work wonders for many problems. It gives the body what it needs in a balanced formula easily absorbed. You have to have the basic building blocks of nutrition for your body to do what it is supposed to do.
Awaiting official diagnosis....... maybe Chron's, Lupus, RA nobody know yet.
 
Homeschool mom 2 four boys (make that 3, just graduated one!)
Labor and Delivery RN
Beloved, Think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened unto you, But rejoice in as much as yea are partakers of Christ's sufferings: that when His glory shall be revealed, ye may be glad also with exceeding joy.    I Peter 4:12-13


Nanners
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Date Joined Apr 2005
Total Posts : 14995
   Posted 9/10/2007 12:06 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks hsmom24boys! One question though, do you or your brother have problems taking anyother types of vitamins? I get extremely ill taking any kind of vitamins. Tried alot of them and they just make me nauseous.
Been living with Crohn's Disease for 32 years.  Currently on Asacol, Prilosec 60 mg, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain and Calcium.  Resections in 2002 and 2005.  Recently diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and doing tests to see if I have Inflammatory Arthritis or AS.

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