Folic acid?

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  1. 05mummy07

    05mummy07 Well-Known Member

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    When I had my MW appt last week she prescribed folic acid for me at a higher dose.... Anyone know why this might be, she's only upped it to 5mg, but still she didn't explain why I needed a higher dose.
     
  2. missmayhem

    missmayhem Mummy to 2 little cuties

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    i'm on the higher dose due to having spina bifida in a very mild form

    are you over weight as sometimes they do that for high BMI (yet again moi)

    that or it could be a mistake
     
  3. 05mummy07

    05mummy07 Well-Known Member

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    Ahh think you might have hit the nail on the head :) I have too high a BMI, that must be why then!
     
  4. cranberry987

    cranberry987 Mum after ttc 16 cycles

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    I think they prescribe it for ppl with high BMI as theres more likelyhood that youre insulin resistant which affects the ability of the body to process folic acid, so if you pump in more fa you get the same effect (thats my understanding at least). theres no harm in it anyway, they rly should have explained why tho, mine is equally rubbish tho so dont worry about it.
     
  5. missmayhem

    missmayhem Mummy to 2 little cuties

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    at last i have been on some use today
     
  6. Yaymum2b

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    I'm on 5 mg Folic acid due to being Diabetic.
     

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