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Date Joined Jan 2006
Total Posts : 616
   Posted 8/30/2007 8:56 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Everybody!
My GI told me he wanted me to start taking some Folic Acid, and he recommended 800-1000 mg daily.
I told him I thought that the Forvia I take has some in it, and he said ok that should be fine.
When I came home I saw the amount is .2 mg, 100% daily value.
So he's recommending I take....4 to 5 THOUSAND times the daily value?!?!?!
My question is how much are those of you who have been recommended to take it taking?
Current Meds

Asacol 4 tabs 2x daily
Forvia once a day
Probiotic twice daily
Methotrexate 3 pills once a week
Actonel once a week
Calcium supp.
Omega-3 once daily
Eighth Remicade infusion End of August

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Date Joined May 2003
Total Posts : 30204
   Posted 8/30/2007 11:09 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi seems the doc might have used mg instead of mcg.

Call him back to confirm. I don't see any logic for him to suggest up to 1000mg.

*Heather*Status:mini flare June 23* 6asacol daily+ Salofalk (tapered every 3rd night)
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~5ASA: Asacol + Salofalk enemas (increase for flares tapered to maintenance)
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed
~Probiotic 2 (Natural Factors Protec) + 1 (Primadophilus Reuteri) at bedtime
~Natural Factors Multi Digestive Enzymes with supper
~Ranitidine,Pariet (reflux) Effexor XR 75mg;  Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma)
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS"  worth it !!!

Veteran Member

Date Joined Jul 2007
Total Posts : 2148
   Posted 8/31/2007 8:44 AM (GMT -6)   
I take 400 mg of folic acid, 1000 does seem like a lot. Definitely dbl check.
Beth, 31
UC Diagnosed March 2000
Lialda 1.2mg 1xday 8/24/07 (prev. Asacol 4800mg day)
Calcium and Vitamin D 600 mg 2xday
Simvastatin 20 mg 1xday
Diovan 80mg 1xday (dx: hematuria w/proteinuria): I have normal blood pressure, this is for my kidney - waiting for a dx.

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