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#1 IDK111



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Posted 25 October 2013 - 09:10 PM

I will not go into detail, but I have personally experienced this.  I was on Spironolactone for 1 month and it affected my body.  Still experienced symptoms almost 6 years later.  Got it fixed by supplementing the nutrients it depletes (iron).  It also depletes folic acid, but I just found this out so I'm going to start supplementing.


But doctors are prescribing medications left and right without thinking how much harm it does to the body.  FYI I have always taken a multivitamin.  So I'm really surprised...  But I don't remember taking multivitamin with iron?  Also, b12 is better absborbed as methyl while most multis are cobyl...   Same with folic acid.  Better to use folate.  There is a gene mutation that MANY people have where they can not process these nutrients that are commonly fortiying our foods.  Methylation is used to DETOX the body!  look it up.  The gene mutation is MTHFR.  No, ... i'm not calling you a muthaf*cka... loool


But other examples are ... biotin deficiency from antibiotics... Many websites will say biotin deficiency is rare.  Are they kidding me?  It is not!!!  They assume biotin deficiency is rare because our good bacteria is supposed to make it.  But with all of the drugs today that kill those bacteria,....  biotin deficiency is common!!! b12 deficiency from metformin.....  folic acid deficiency from birth control....  zinc deficiency....    look up the drugs that you have taken and see what it has depleted in your body.  Might be your answer.

Good luck.

Edited by IDK111, 25 October 2013 - 09:10 PM.

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Posted 27 October 2013 - 10:15 PM

You're right about folic acid depletion...but I found out that the best way to increase your folic acid is to take folate supplements, not folic acid supplements. There's some controversy about folic acid supplements causing breast cancer or something like that. I read it a while ago ...I believe my multi had folate, not the acid form. 

Edited by WishClean, 27 October 2013 - 10:16 PM.

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