4mg-5mg Folic Acid question

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  1. Sparklegirl

    Sparklegirl Well-Known Member

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    I have been taking 4mg of folic acid (the seven seas trying for a baby ones with iron and Vit D) for at least 18 months now and thanks to a thread on here I discovered that a high BMI requires 5mg tablets.

    While I was at the doctors today I mentioned it and she gave me a prescription for the 5mg. I know its best to be taking it for approx 3 months before conception so I am wondering will all that time I was taking the 4mg for still count?

    Knowing I need a higher dose has me concerned that if I get pregnant this cycle, it wont be as effective as if I had been taking the 5mg for the last 3 months. Am I being ridiculous? I hope so
     
  2. MrsS15

    MrsS15 Well-Known Member

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    In a lovely way, you are a little bit :lol: Kiddin on! Just think hun, there's people who don't find out they're pregnant until 6 months gone and not only don't take FA but drink smoke party etc. I'm sure the 4mg will definitely still count and being slightly under dose won't be a problem xx
     
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  3. Sparklegirl

    Sparklegirl Well-Known Member

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    Thank you :lol: I am happy being a little bit silly rather than putting prospective baby at risk because I didnt know earlier. Glad I found this forum so I can get some good advice form people who have been through all this before xx
     
  4. DonnaMarie1

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    My doctor told me that because ive already been taking the 4mg folic acid regularly that I wont need to go on the higher dose ( my bmi is just over 30 ) she said its not nessesary as the folic acid has had a chance to build up in my system already, so I think you should be alright :)
     
  5. Sparklegirl

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    Fab, wish my BMI was 30 lol but I am relieved to hear that x
     

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