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Is it ok to take 5mg folic acid every alternative day for a 29 yr old woman having pcos and trying to conceive?

Is it ok to take 5mg folic acid every alternative day for a 29 yr old woman having pcos and trying to conceive?

Folic Acid Dose: I cannot recommend a dose of 5 mg every other day unless your doctor specifically ordered this for you. The FDA limits OTC folic acid tabs to 0.4 mg. Women in child bearing years need more so discuss what's right for you with your doctor. Because high doses of folic acid mask vit B12 deficiency, if you take more than 1 mg of folic acid per day, you should take 1, 000mcg of Vit B12 daily. Talk w/MD. ...Read more

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Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
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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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Starting inositol for fertility related issues pcos; do I need to take folic acid as well?

Starting inositol for fertility related issues pcos; do I need to take folic acid as well?

Inositol: Inositol does not contain Folic Acid and is not a substitute for it. When you are trying to conceive it is always a good idea to supplement with 1-4mg of folic acid. This helps reduce certain birth defects. ...Read more

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Am medicating folic acid and Clomid (clomiphene) for treating pcos. Can I continue this to be get concieved?

Am medicating folic acid and Clomid (clomiphene) for treating pcos. Can I continue this to be get concieved?

Yes u can continue.: Follow up with ur oby for good prenatal care. Take care! Http://health. Howstuffworks. Com/pregnancy-and-parenting/pregnancy/conception/ten-tips-for-optimal-conception. Htm. Http://m.voices. Yahoo. Com/10-herbs-promote-fertility-increase-chances-2491984.html. ...Read more

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I m having Pcos taking metformin 1000 mg twice, ginette35 & folvite (folic acid) Mb. Am I ovulating? How to find out.

I m having Pcos taking metformin 1000 mg twice, ginette35 & folvite (folic acid) Mb. Am I ovulating? How to find out.

Maybe: Some women on birth control pills still ovulate but most do not. You would need to follow your cycle with ultrasounds and bloodwork to know for sure. You would need to see the growth of an egg and its release ...Read more

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I am a patient of PCOS with irregularities in PMS. I am advised to consume 1mg of folic acid every day. Does this helps in retaining cycles?

I am a patient of PCOS with irregularities in PMS. I am advised to consume 1mg of folic acid every day. Does this helps in retaining cycles?

Folic acid: Folic acid is good for many things and does decrease the risk of birth defects should you conceive but it does not help regulate menstrual cycles. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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I'm being treated for pcos since 5 mths my doc has given me metaformin1700mg per day n idomarine tablet its iodine complex and folic acid 400mg is it k?

I'm being treated for pcos since 5 mths my doc has given me metaformin1700mg per day n idomarine tablet its iodine complex and folic acid 400mg is it k?

PCOS treatment: That's a fair treatment for PCOS. Without knowing your medical history, anything else you are on, or any risk factors you have, and assuming the doctor that is prescribing you the medication does, I would stick with what they have given you, and discuss with them if you have concerns. Good luck to you! ...Read more

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I left my pills after 7 years due to pcos and got my 1st period after 1 nd half month. I m eating folvite (folic acid) since 2 months. I want to concieve early..

I left my pills after 7 years due to pcos and got my 1st period after 1 nd half month. I m eating folvite (folic acid) since 2 months. I want to concieve early..

See doctor: Women with pcos generally ovulate infrequently, but there are medicines a doctor can prescribe that will increase the frequency. ...Read more

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Hi I am having Pcos I am taking metformin 1000 mg, ginette35 & folvite (folic acid) MB after taking medicine I lost 6-7 kg of weight. I wanted to conceive guide me?

Hi I am having Pcos I am taking metformin 1000 mg, ginette35 & folvite (folic acid) MB after taking medicine I lost 6-7 kg of weight. I wanted to conceive guide me?

Conception: Do you really need ginette and fovite?

What you do need to do is make an appointment to see an obstetrician.

Diabetes under control will not interfere with your having a beautiful new baby. Decades ago my mother gave birth to a boy after she had known diabetes for at least 6 or 7 years. That younger brother is now 64 and quite healthy. ...Read more

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I got my periods after 1 and half month after stopping it after 7 yrs. I hav pcos. I am eating folvite (folic acid) since 2 months. I want to concieve soon. Wht to do?

I got my periods after 1 and half month after stopping it after 7 yrs. I hav pcos. I am eating folvite (folic acid) since 2 months. I want to concieve soon. Wht to do?

Oligomenorrhea: Pcos is a hard disease to deal with and you need to be in close contact with a doctor who will monitor your weight, metabolic health, and discuss the regularity of your periods. You need to have regular periods in order to get pregnant naturally and I wouldn't give up on your chances unless you've been trying for a full year, meaning timed, unprotected sex. ...Read more

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Do taking folic acid taking makes women tired?

Do taking folic acid taking makes women tired?

Not usually: Per drugs. Com potential side effects include 'sleep disturbances, concentration problems, irritability, anxiety, depression, confusion, and impaired judgment.' if a person had sleep disturbances it could lead to feeling more tired. ...Read more

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What is the dose for folic acid for pregnant women?

What is the dose for folic acid for pregnant women?

400 micrograms: The recommendation is to take at least 400 micrograms daily starting 3 months before getting pregnant. Essentially all prenatal vitamins or daily multivitamins have this in it already. ...Read more

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Why is a woman taking methotroxate and a folic acid supplement?

Why is a woman taking methotroxate and a folic acid supplement?

Many possibilities: Methotrexate was originally developed as a chemotherapy agent for a variety of cancers but is now more commonly used to treat autoimmune diseases like rheumatoid arthritis & psoriasis. Folic acid should be taken with it to reduce side effects & toxicity. Why don't you ask the woman?
See http://arthritis. About. Com/od/mtx/a/methotrexate. Htm. ...Read more

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Are folic acid and ferrous sulphate good for a pregnant woman?

Yes: Folate (folic acid) acid, started before pregnancy, helps to prevent neural tube defects like spina bifid, a type of birth defects. Ferrous sulphate treats anemia. ...Read more

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Female. Age-38 hb was 4 in may 2012. Now 7.5.Serum folate (folic acid) >40.Tibc-460. Wbc-11100. Problem -pain in lage and breathing problem. What is your suggation.

Female. Age-38 hb was 4 in may 2012. Now 7.5.Serum folate (folic acid) >40.Tibc-460. Wbc-11100. Problem -pain in lage and breathing problem. What is your suggation.

I assume you meant: Legs, not lage. A hb 4, not good. Even 7.5 is still low. She still needs to be on iron replacement and the source of blood loss remedied. She is likely short of breath because of decreased ability to carry oxygen, same with the legs. If still symptomatic you could consider a transfusion, even 1 unit would help. Needs to be at 9 or 10 for symptom relief which is still low, norm around 12-14. ...Read more

Folic Acid (Definition)

Folic acid, AKA folate (folic acid) (vit B9), is recommended for all women wanting to get pregnant -- 0.4mg (400mcg) daily, which is important for preventing birth defects like spina bifida. Women w/ a hx these disorders should take 10x that amt daily -- 4mg (4000mcg) through the 3rd month of pregnancy. It won't affect fertility, chances of conception/twins, or periods. ...Read more


Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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Folvite (Definition)

Folvite is a vitamin which is a kind of nutritional agent ...Read more