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    MTHFR and Folic Acid

    I am diagnosed with compound heterozygous MTHFR recently after my second disheartening miscarriage.
    My Hematologist screened me for many of things and every thing came back normal. Homocystene levels are 4.75.
    So he thinks I do not need any extra folic acid, what ever I have been taking is just fine. Right now I am taking 0.8 mg (800 mcg) folic acid. But I requested him for the Metanx prescription (since I have been reading the posts here and on yahoo groups). He said he can prescribe that but strongly believes I do not need any extra folic acid.
    He also said taking the over the counter just folic acid (with out any other B vitamins combined) is fine.
    Fortunately he is comfortable prescribing the Lovenax from the CD 6 or after BFP, whatever day we choose.
    I am confused about the extra folic acid. He said lower levels of homocystene acts negatively in pregnancy.
    Am I better of not taking metanx or taking it?


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    Quote Originally Posted by hope2007
    I am diagnosed with compound heterozygous MTHFR recently after my second disheartening miscarriage.
    My Hematologist screened me for many of things and every thing came back normal. Homocystene levels are 4.75.
    So he thinks I do not need any extra folic acid, what ever I have been taking is just fine. Right now I am taking 0.8 mg (800 mcg) folic acid. But I requested him for the Metanx prescription (since I have been reading the posts here and on yahoo groups). He said he can prescribe that but strongly believes I do not need any extra folic acid.
    He also said taking the over the counter just folic acid (with out any other B vitamins combined) is fine.
    Fortunately he is comfortable prescribing the Lovenax from the CD 6 or after BFP, whatever day we choose.
    I am confused about the extra folic acid. He said lower levels of homocystene acts negatively in pregnancy.
    Am I better of not taking metanx or taking it?
    Regardless of your homocysteine levels i would take extra folic acid. Your levels can be fine and you still not have enough folic acid for a baby. Also it is a water soluble vitamin so you cant get too much because whatever your body doesnt use you pee out! i am compound hetero also and have also suffered through a miscarriage. I was strongly urged by my docs to take folgard and a baby aspirin everyday for the rest of my life!


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    I agree. It can't hurt. I also had 2 m/c's and was prescribed Folgard then Metanx. My homocysteine was about 9.8. But now I've moved and all of th dr.s I've dealt with think just over the counter folic acid with the b vitamins is fine. I would rather have a prescription. I think it would be less hassle. I did finally get some Fola Pro which I take once a day and then I take the other combination once a day (instead of twice like I used to). I am glad your dr. is fine with prescribing the Lovenox. That's a big +.


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