Side Affects To Taking Folic Acid --->UPDATE

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  1. MummyToAmberx

    MummyToAmberx Mum to 3 Girls 1 Boy

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    Anyone suffered any?
    Is all folic acid the same like Boots make to what doctor may give you?

    My lip has been swelling up last 4 days or so, wasnt sure what was due to, now today i woke up with a rash around my eyes and on my nose.
    I ran my mam asking any advice, she sais started taking anything new, which i have folic acid... ive had quick look on side effects it says swelling lips... nothing about rash though.

    Sadly, i havent had time to go see doc/ring anyone today etc, as i had plans with involved me driving.
    since coming home checking my face its got worse, it has spread to my forehead coming down my cheeks.
    Deffo going to see if i can see someone tomorrow.
     
  2. aimee-lou

    aimee-lou Totally Outnumbered!!

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    If you're having these kinds of side effects I would call the midwife/doctor and get yourself some green veg and other stuff with it in naturally (strawberries are good too!) so that in the mean time you can survive without taking it over the weekend. I'm sure there is an alternative that /he can recommend too.

    Hope that this settles down for you soon! xx
     
  3. MummyToAmberx

    MummyToAmberx Mum to 3 Girls 1 Boy

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    i dont have mw number as i aint seen 1 yet.
    is docs open today? with it being good friday.
    thanks for the help
     
  4. MummyBurgo

    MummyBurgo I love my boys x

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    Ring NHS direct for some advice hun! They will tell you what you may need to know till you can speak to your dr. I didnt take folic acid this time coz I had bad morning sickness so I stopped taking it.
     
  5. aimee-lou

    aimee-lou Totally Outnumbered!!

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    I would give it a try...there may be an on-call service that you can speak to. Or NHS direct may be an option. Not taking it for a couple of days will not have a detrimental effect especially if you eat plenty of natural folates, so I would stop taking it straight off and deal with it on Tuesday if you can't get hold of anyone.

    Some cereals have it added like special K and bran flakes. Most bread has it in now too!
     
  6. MummyToAmberx

    MummyToAmberx Mum to 3 Girls 1 Boy

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    have u took a antihistamine? like prition or sumthin or used a cream tht would take the redness out of the rash! xx
     
  8. ahava

    ahava me & hubby

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    i hpe you sort it out, it must of been frightening ....
     
  9. Justme

    Justme Well-Known Member

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    I reckon you should ring nhs direct as they say they are there to offer advice on anything,doesnt necessarily have to be majorly ill or something to ring them.They will probs have more idea what it could be.Also would stop taking the folic acid for now if you havent already.Hope you get some answers soon hun
     
  10. MummyBurgo

    MummyBurgo I love my boys x

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    NHS direct (0845 46 47) are open 24hrs a day hun I would ring them now and they will advise you on what to do.xxx
     
  11. MummyToAmberx

    MummyToAmberx Mum to 3 Girls 1 Boy

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    Iv rang them, spoke to doc, said more than likely wont be the folic acid
    got to go to clinic tomorrow to be checked.
     
  12. Buffy71

    Buffy71 Mummy to Harriet!

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    Hope all is ok. Xxx
     

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