I'm sorry you felt part of my post went beyond the scope of the question posed or was in some way inappropriate. Margie's post said nothing about
the fact that she was posting about
her daughter and she has no signature so I don't know how I would have known that information.
Folic acid is considered an absolutely necessary supplement for women of child bearing age because low folic acid has been closely linked to severe birth defects including spina bifida and other abnormalities of the spine and brain.
Many people are not aware of this information and if someone asks me about
folic acid supplementation in a woman I believe it would be irresponsible of me not to mention this. As the parent of a 15 year old daughter, I would want to know about
it so that I could counsel my daughter wisely as she reaches adulthood and independence.
As I said in my post, this is something that needs to be discussed with the doctor if it applies in this situation.
son now 15, dx CD age 10; current meds: MTX and omeprazole; previous tmts: pred, 6-MP, Humira, entocort, GMCS, exclusive enteral feeds, pentasa, mesalamine enemas, cipro, flagyl, many topical treatments for perianal disease
sister, late 40's, short bowel syndrome, TPN w/lipids and vits, severe malabsorption, poor fluid retention, severe complications from malabsorption including retinal damage.
Post Edited (rlsnights) : 2/12/2011 2:24:01 PM (GMT-7)