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Having pcod. Doc advice to take metformin 2gms, l-arginine, myo-inositol, folate, (folic acid) vit D3 (3 months). Still irregular periods. Pls advise.

Having pcod. Doc advice to take metformin 2gms, l-arginine, myo-inositol, folate, (folic acid) vit D3 (3 months). Still irregular periods. Pls advise.

Reasonable: That regimen for pcos is reasonable. It may take longer for metformin to regulate periods. The addition of spironolactone, a pottasium sparing diuretic has been shown to increase the success at regulating periods in pcos. It also serves the dual function of decreasing water retention and blocking testosterone effect at the hair follicle, decreasing the hirsutism that can occur with pcos. ...Read more

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Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (Definition)

Pcos is a metabolic disorder affecting 8-10% of women that may cause irregular periods, acne or increased hair growth, infertility or subfertility, and increases the risk of diabetes. To diagnose pcos, we need 2 out of 3 of: 1. Irregular or no periods 2. Acne, hair growth and/or blood tests showing too much male-type hormones (androgens) 3. Ultrasound showing large ovaries ...Read more


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Benfotiamine-150mg,mecobalamin-1500mcg,alpha lipoic acid-100mg,chromium picolinate-200mcg & inositol-150mg doc gave me for anxiety,nerves(1aday)11days?

Benfotiamine-150mg,mecobalamin-1500mcg,alpha lipoic acid-100mg,chromium picolinate-200mcg & inositol-150mg doc gave me for anxiety,nerves(1aday)11days?

Adjunct only: This is a mix of vitamins and minerals. If you have anxiety that is making life difficult, your physician can help you get out of or deal with a bad situation, help you to find other ways of thinking / learn new skills, and perhaps offer temporary medicine that actually works. Be brave and best wishes. ...Read more

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I have taken shaklee vitamins since 4 months ago (vit c 1000mg, b complex, vit e complex, gla (evening primrose?

I have taken shaklee vitamins since 4 months ago (vit c 1000mg, b complex, vit e complex, gla (evening primrose?

Your question is?: Then you have been wasting your money for the last 4 months. Are you asking a question? ...Read more

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Ttc, taking vit B6 100mg, 500mg vit c and a mum to be multi vit as luteal phase 9-11 day once pregnant should I stop vit B6 and vit c straight away?

Ttc, taking vit B6 100mg, 500mg vit c and a mum to be multi vit as luteal phase 9-11 day once pregnant should I stop vit B6 and vit c straight away?

Why?: Vitamin b6 and vit. C are totally safe during pregancy. Is strongly advise everyone take at least 1000 mg of vit c 2x/day as a preventive measure and feel it is wise during pregnancy. Your pre-natal will probably provide adequate b6 (though many people benefit from higher doses than many pre-natals supply) so it may not be necessary but there is no need to stop it "straight away.". ...Read more

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Have endometriosis &1st month pregnant , ob/gyn prescribed: progesterone 400 mg. Vit e. Vit c. Asbirin(children dose) do u think is it safe im afraid?

Have endometriosis &1st month pregnant , ob/gyn prescribed: progesterone 400 mg. Vit e. Vit c. Asbirin(children dose)
 do u think is it safe im afraid?

Talk to your doctor: You are probably concerned about the risks of medications for your unborn child and that is completely understandable. If you have these concerns share them with your ob/gyn and your primary doctor. You can also go to your pharmacist. They can consult to talk to you about the teratogenic effect of any medication. Communicate your concerns. ...Read more

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Opinions? I hav osteop + eating dis. Take vit d, get 200% rdi calcium, menst cycle + gud BMI yet blod calcium always abit low. Doc says just due 2 ed?

Opinions? I hav osteop + eating dis. Take vit d, get 200% rdi calcium, menst cycle + gud BMI yet blod calcium always abit low. Doc says just due 2 ed?

Total, or ionized? : If you are truly concerned, request an ionized (free) calcium. More meaningful assessment of your baseline circulating calcium that is bound to serum protein. If that is low as well, then you may need a parathyroid work up. I might be inclined to pursue that given your preexisting osteoporosis, because it might impact treatment plans. ...Read more

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I started taking vitamins cal 600 with d folic acid fish oil vit d vit c and a multi vit am I taking too much?

I started taking vitamins cal 600 with d folic acid fish oil vit d vit c and a multi vit am I taking too much?

No: As long as you have good health, no gastritis and no condition than can bet worst with any of those vitamins it is acceptable to take them if you can afford them. ...Read more

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Which vitamin d should I take to help decrease psoriasis break outs...Vit d 1000..Vit d 2000..Vit d 500 with 1200 calcium..Stores have huge selection?

Which vitamin d should I take to help decrease psoriasis break outs...Vit d 1000..Vit d 2000..Vit d 500 with 1200 calcium..Stores have huge selection?

Be careful.: Regardless of what you have read on "natural health" web sites, there is no credible evidence that oral vitamin d is an effective treatment for psoriasis. High doses can raise your calcium levels to the point where you can develop kidney stones and other serious medical problems. 800-1000 iu is a safe daily dosage to prevent vitamin d deficiency. ...Read more

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Would u suggest taking inositol for pcos?

Would u suggest taking inositol for pcos?

Evidence: At the current time there is not enough clinical evidence to recommend this pseudovitamin based on scientific studies. ...Read more

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Dr Sent this, no note, please advise!? Vit D 25oh,D2 <4, Vit D 25oh,D3..33 Vit D 25oh total 33! Also have broken feet, myasthenia, anxiety, osteo

Dr Sent this, no note, please advise!? Vit D 25oh,D2 <4, Vit D 25oh,D3..33 Vit D 25oh total 33! Also have broken feet, myasthenia, anxiety, osteo

Low normal: These are within normal limits but whether you need to boost the vit D3 level higher is another issue. I personally would like the 25OH vit D3 level to be between 60-80 for most people for benefits other than just for bone. ...Read more

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Scan suspected poly cyst ovary, doc prescribed capsule oosure myo-inositol-1gm, 2 times a day, I am ttc? Wht does myo-inositol do?My weight 66kg, hgt:5'2

Scan suspected poly cyst ovary, doc prescribed capsule oosure myo-inositol-1gm, 2 times a day, I am ttc? Wht does myo-inositol do?My weight 66kg, hgt:5'2

Good: Myo-inositol has research support in improving ovulation in women who have pcos. There is also research support that losing weight helps with fertility. Sometimes that's hard to do with pcos. The diagnosis of pcos requires more than just ultrasound suspicion of pcos. Skipped periods or excessive hair in a certain pattern would be required to meet diagnostic criteria. ...Read more

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Can I take b complex/zinc/vit d supplements together?how often?vit d there's 5000ui lowest.I'm 21 slim male

Can I take b complex/zinc/vit d supplements together?how often?vit d there's 5000ui lowest.I'm 21 slim male

If you are otherwise: healthy, why not simply take a good quality multivitamin. It's best to have your vitamin D3 level checked by your doc so you will know if you need to supplement. Many folks need 5K mg but you may need less or none at all. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Currently take metformin 2,000mg daily. Can I take ubiquitous CoQ10, alpha lipoic acid, GTF chromium & glycinate magnesium supplements with metformin?

Currently take metformin 2,000mg daily. Can I take ubiquitous CoQ10, alpha lipoic acid,  GTF chromium & glycinate magnesium supplements with metformin?

Supplements: 27F of unknown medical Hx other than metformin. Wants to know if can take several supplements. ANS. If u need to waste money on unproven supplements that may contain dangerous additives (the are no standards for supplements) then you might consider it. I never recommend them. I would focus on diet & exercise so you don't meet to take metformin either. Get your BMI < 25 & you likely won't need it. ...Read more

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I have High BP, TMD & anxiety. I only take Diovan (valsartan) 80mg & vit D (cod liver oil). Is it ok for me to take Vit. B Complex and iron?

Yes, you can: However, checking with your doctor before taking a supplement is a good idea, especially for people with TMD and anxiety. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take vitamin c 1000mg, biotin 5000 mcg, L-lysine 1000mg, super b-complex, vitamin A 8000 iu, iron 65 mg, & zinc 50 mg all at the sametim?

Is it safe to take vitamin c 1000mg, biotin 5000 mcg, L-lysine 1000mg, super b-complex, vitamin A 8000 iu, iron 65 mg, & zinc 50 mg all at the sametim?

Does not matter: I would not take ANY of these. Some are harmful. All are useless in the absence of specific indications. If you have medical problems, see your DR. If you have no symptoms, realize that the purveyors of all these are making a sucker out of you. ...Read more