Foltx

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Registered: 03-22-2011
Foltx
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Thu, 07-28-2011 - 2:19pm

Went in to the Dr. this past week and had a VERY rude awakening. He started with my body is like a 40 yr olds (I just turned 30). He went on to tell me my ovaries are shutting down and I will need help to have a healthy pg. We are waiting for my cycle to start so I can have another u/s before he gives me clomid. Then he will see if that works with a watched cycle and an HCG shot if it does work. He also gave me foltx to help. So besides having one rough week we are trying to get all the information we can on everything. My husband was wondering if anyone had taken Foltx and it helped?

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In reply to: mommyculprit
Thu, 07-28-2011 - 2:24pm
I'm sorry you had such a rough appointment, that sounds frustrating and sad!! I do not know anything about foltx, but if you are not ovulating consistently, then Clomid is a great drug to help with that, and the HCG will also help make sure the egg (or eggs) release once they are ready.

GL.
Kelly, mom to 4 year old Lexi, wife to Rob TTC Number 2 since April 2010, with a loss in June 2010 at 4.5 weeks, and a loss in April 2011 at 8 weeks (possibly ectopic). Saw the RE in May 2011, we were moving forward with testing and an IUI when we
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In reply to: mommyculprit
Thu, 07-28-2011 - 4:14pm

I am ovulating but it is taking my body too long to make the egg and then release it. So how I understand it is that the longer your body takes to

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In reply to: mommyculprit
Thu, 07-28-2011 - 5:59pm
Sorry you had such a bad appointment. I've actually been on foltx for about a year and a half, but for different reasons. My understanding is that it's basically just a high dose of b vitamins and folic acid. I have MTHFR which prevents my body from properly absorbing folic acid. I was put on it after my 2nd mc and stayed on it through my last pg and was told to keep taking it even though I'm not ttc. Since you're taking it for a different reason, I don't really know if it'll help, but it certainly can't hurt. Good luck with everyhting :)
Julie  BabyFruit Ticker
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In reply to: mommyculprit
Fri, 07-29-2011 - 6:24am
Julie! :) ((hugs)) we miss you and hope the little one is well!
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In reply to: mommyculprit
Fri, 07-29-2011 - 2:30pm
aha - yes, this makes sense. I have 1 copy of the MTHFR gene mutation too and I take Folate Plus - it's a high dose of folic acid/B6/B12.
Kelly, mom to 4 year old Lexi, wife to Rob TTC Number 2 since April 2010, with a loss in June 2010 at 4.5 weeks, and a loss in April 2011 at 8 weeks (possibly ectopic). Saw the RE in May 2011, we were moving forward with testing and an IUI when we
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In reply to: mommyculprit
Fri, 07-29-2011 - 7:30pm

If I am remembering correctly that is what you need 2 mutations to say you have it. I have one and a couple other blood work was on the lower side of normal. He said it cant hurt but could help. That is why I am on it plus with my other blood work he said any one over 35 he likes them on extra folic acid.

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In reply to: mommyculprit
Mon, 08-01-2011 - 12:59pm
well, a mutation is a mutation, so even one copy of the mutation can cause problems. Of course, having 2 copies causes even bigger problems, which is why if you have 2 copies, they will usually put you on a shot like Lovenex or Heparin. One copy can be managed with supplements like Folate Plus or foltx.
Kelly, mom to 4 year old Lexi, wife to Rob TTC Number 2 since April 2010, with a loss in June 2010 at 4.5 weeks, and a loss in April 2011 at 8 weeks (possibly ectopic). Saw the RE in May 2011, we were moving forward with testing and an IUI when we