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Does Geritol Help Gain Weight Trying Too Gain A Few Pounds Too Be At My Right Weight
Not really: Geritol is a multi-vitamin supplement and as such has minimal caloric value. A better bet would be to add an extra 500 calories of healthy food to your diet on a daily basis. This would increase your weight by about a pound a week if everything else was kept stable. Taking the vitamin alone will not stimulate weight gain. ...Read more
No: Geritol is a group of vitamins for the elderly. Most multivitamins have very low dosis of vitamins in each pill so most of the time is not dangerouse to take them. Unless you have a serous disease of the kidney or liver or allergy to any of the components of geritol most likely won't hurt. ...Read more
Ask your doctor: Truthfully, it really doesn't matter. We used to associate the elderly w/Geritol. But presumably you're female (you didn't describe your gender although you mentioned your cycle) so you probably lose a bit of iron w/your menses, which is where Geritol comes in. Realistically, if that's the case, it really doesn't matter when you start, since we don't cycle vitamins as much as take them daily. ...Read more
Not likely: I've not heard of anyone taking geritol liquid to stop a period. I'm assuming you are talking about the vitamin supplement, that is advertised for seniors. If you are sexually active consider checking a pregnancy test if you missed your period. ...Read more
Not true: Vtamins are vitamins. Although quality varies between manufacturers, the vitamins found in geritrol should not differ from other sources. The one issue with geritrol is that it contains iron, which is often not required in young people and can actually be harmful if over ingested. Always check iron levels prior to taking vitamins with iron supplements. ...Read more
From where?: From where are you bleeding? Nose? Gums? Rectum? Penis or vagina (you didn't state gender)? Geritol is a brand of vitamins (http://www.geritol.com/) marketed towards elderly when I was growing up. Regardless, vitamins shouldn't make you bleed. So you need to go see your family doctor for an evaluation. If you feel lightheaded, faint, dizzy, as if you might pass out, call 911 & unlock front door ...Read more
Where from? How much: Geritol is moot when it comes to bleeding. Seek help if you feel weak, woozy, dizzy, lightheaded etc which suggests anemia from blood loss. You didn't indicate your gender or where from you are bleeding, nor how much (difficult to quantify). Menstrual bleeding is expected monthly. Blood in urine or stool should be evaluated. Nose bleeds are common. Sorry but we need more info. ...Read more
Geritol: Geritol (http://www.geritol.com/) is a brand of multivitamins. As such, they're meant to be taken daily w/o regard to your cycle. So it really doesn't matter. Just do it. Well, that's assuming that you believe that multivitamins will make a difference (although no such research evidence exists yet). Instead, focus on eating healthy, exercising regularly & getting enough quality sleep. ...Read more
Hello. : Hello. Geritol is a brand of multivitamin which has extra iron and is manufactured by glaxo-smith-kline. Iron content is between 9.5 mg and 16 mg in tablets and liquid has 18 mg. It has been touted to help women become pregnant (anecdotal) however the average prenatal vitamin has about 30 mg of iron. Prenatal vitamins also have higher doses of Folic Acid which is very important. If you plan to get pregnant, prenatal vitamins are the way to go because of the added folate (folic acid). ...Read more
It couldn't hurt.: Geritol, or any vitamin supplement could help you conceive, in particular if you had some vitamin or iron deficiency that it helped to correct. However, if you have been unable to get pregnant, and have been trying for 12 years, then I feel you really need to see a doctor to talk with you, examine your, and do some tests to help figure out what is the problem. ...Read more
Vitamins: Mega doses of synthetic vitamins have no scientific evidence for health benefits. In fact, toxic effects can occur with high doses of fat-soluble vitamins such as a, d, e. Please be cautious. ...Read more
I was told that there is a baby in every bottle of geritol. So will geritol aide in getting pregnant?
While geritol is a vitamin and, I believe, an iron supplement, it is not a known to assist in getting pregnant.
I would want to know who advised you to use geritol and a slew of other questions about your health, your history with pregnancy and your menstrual history. I would also ask a detailed sexual history and std history to rule out any potential difficulties to getting pregnant. ...Read more
I started spotting 4 days before my expected cycle ending the day after my cycle I've been taking geritol complete pills what could this be?
Happens frequently: It is not unusual for a woman to have some irregularities in her menstrual cycle. This can occur randomly and if certain things are going on. Increased stress & certain medications can cause irregular spotting. Your age would be important to know because as we get older that also can cause irregular cycle. Causes such as fibroids, uterine overgrowth and hyperplasia are common causes to eval. ...Read more
My cycle was 1 day late n August now it's 2-3 days late thismonth September do I need totake a hpt I've been taking geritol complete pills?
Vitamins: You certainly don't need anything more that what's in the prenatal, but if you took all three by accident, there is no harm done. ...Read more
I have polycystic kidney disease. I am not as energetic as I used to be and I am only 31. Can I take geritol? I heard it gives you energy.
My husband and I are trying to get pregnant will it be okay if we take geritol vitamins if there is nothing wrong with my hormones?
Geritol: I cannot imagine what would be in geritol that would help you get pregnant. I do know that men do not need extra iron and iron is very tough on the liver. I would advise you not to use this product but especially that your husband not use this product. ...Read more