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01-06-2012, 05:27 AM   #1
ormsklad
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folic acid and b12

does anyone take b12 with foclic acid while on mtx? if so how big of a dose is it
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01-08-2012, 04:02 PM   #2
sfmreb2
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I take 1mg folic acid per the GI guy.
01-08-2012, 09:20 PM   #3
Gue33
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I take 1500 mg at least of B12 per day and 5 mg of folic acid per day around the mtx injection. I started the folic acid because they have me on mtx for Rheumatoid Arthritis and B12 because of the Crohn's. The B12 has been on my list of pills for years.
02-04-2012, 01:59 PM   #4
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hi
i started mtx on thursday 15mg and 5mg of folic acid 2 days after the mtx.
i also take betamethesone and way too many pills!!

thanks
02-15-2012, 02:16 PM   #5
ChrisSvenson
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hi
i started mtx on thursday 15mg and 5mg of folic acid 2 days after the mtx.
i also take betamethesone and way too many pills!!

thanks
Perhaps try to get your folic acid from natural sources?

Excellent Sources (.055mg or more)
Item Portion
Lentils and romano beans 175 ml (3/4 cup)
Black beans 175 ml (3/4 cup)
Okra 125 ml (1/2 cup)
White beans 175 ml (3/4 cup)
Asparagus and spinach, cooked 125 ml (1/2 cup)
Salad greens such as romaine lettuce,
mustard greens and endive 250 ml (1 cup)
Pinto beans, kidney beans and chickpeas 175 ml (3/4 cup)
Pasta made with enriched wheat flour 125 ml (1/2 cup)
Avocado 1/2 fruit
Sunflower seeds, shelled 60 ml (1/4 cup)
Bagel made with enriched wheat flour 1/2 bagel (45 g)
Brussel sprouts, beets and broccoli, cooked 125 ml (1/2 cup)
Bread made with enriched wheat flour
or enriched corn meal
1 slice or 1/2 pita or 1/2 tortilla (35 g)
Spinach, raw 250 ml (1 cup)
Orange juice from concentrate 125 ml (1/2 cup)
http://www.folicacid.ca/food-sources
02-16-2012, 12:03 PM   #6
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I have an especially hard time absorbing B12 as I've had most my terminal ileum removed. And in addition to being on MTX, I take 5mg/day sublingually ...that's 83,250% of the Daily Value haha.

And then I take 1g of Folic Acid.
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