Folic Acid 400 mcg...how long did you take it for prior to getting pregnant?

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Registered: 07-12-2013
Folic Acid 400 mcg...how long did you take it for prior to getting pregnant?
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Fri, 07-12-2013 - 9:04pm

It was recommended to me to take a B complex vitamin, of which consists of folic acid 400 mcg, B6, B12, and a few others. Primarily to help me sluggish thyroid.

However, I've been taking folic acid for 2 years now, and I eat a healthy diet. I'm current 5'4 and 114 pounds. I'm curious, did anyone one of you take folic acid daily for more than 3 years prior to getting pregnant?

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Registered: 02-07-2011

I normally take a daily multivitamin, but switch to a prenatal when I'm TTC or pregnant since it has more folic acid.  You need folic acid on a regular basis regardless.  Are you worried you've been taking it for too long?

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