Vitamin levels that I need to check

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Enigmaman
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Vitamin levels that I need to check

Postby Enigmaman » Sun Apr 08, 2018 2:35 pm

I am visiting the doctor this week looking to check what my vitamin status is with the aim of treating my PLM.

I understand I need:

- Ferritin level up to 100

- Vitamin D, Magnesium and B12 at satisfactory levels

Is there anything else that should be checked, Vitamin and Mineral-wise?

If levels of any of these are low, how would I boost them? Diet and supplements alone? Or are injections necessary?

stjohnh
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Re: Vitamin levels that I need to check

Postby stjohnh » Sun Apr 08, 2018 9:56 pm

If the ferritin is low you should take ferrous sulfate 325 mg daily with 500 mg of vitamin C on an empty stomach to help get it up. If you can't get it up then an intravenous infusion may help.

Magnesium, vitamin D and vitamin B12 can usually be taken with oral tablets, occasionally vitamin B12 will need injections, but that's relatively rare.
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Enigmaman
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Re: Vitamin levels that I need to check

Postby Enigmaman » Mon Apr 09, 2018 7:11 pm

stjohnh wrote:If the ferritin is low you should take ferrous sulfate 325 mg daily with 500 mg of vitamin C on an empty stomach to help get it up. If you can't get it up then an intravenous infusion may help.

Magnesium, vitamin D and vitamin B12 can usually be taken with oral tablets, occasionally vitamin B12 will need injections, but that's relatively rare.


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