Friday, April 12, 2013
Yesterday I mentioned that I got back in the routine of taking my daily vitamins. Today I'll tell you why I take what I take.
1 - Prenatal vitamins rather than regular multi vitamins. My husband and I have been trying to get pregnant for awhile. I'm over 35 so I just want to make sure I have enough of whatever I need in my system if I ever do get pregnant. I'm convinced I was pregnant and miscarried last spring. I never tested positive, but I FELT pregnant, my period was 2 weeks late (I'm never more than a day or two off), and the cramping was excruciatingly painful, the worst ever, along with severe clotting. We were actively trying also. Keeping track of my fertile days and making sure to take full advantage of those days. Now we're not tracking quite as much, but still not trying to prevent.
2 - Vitamin C. I'm one of those people that get sick almost every time the weather changes. I know some studies don't agree that it helps, but I'd rather be safe than sorry.
3 - Cranberry pills. I have a history of urinary tract infections and kidney stones, and I can't stomach cranberry juice.
4 - Potassium citrate. I used to take this in prescription strength for my kidney stones. I haven't been able to get back to my urologist to be checked out again and get a new prescription. I finally found it online from Puritan's Pride. The dosage is much lower, but I figure anything will help for the time being.
5 - Maca root. I've only recently started taking this. It's well known to help with fertility in both men and women, but it's supposed to help with a lot of other things as well. Overall well being and women's libido is mainly why I take it. So far it seems to be helping. I read where some folks had problems taking large doses, so I started with only taking one pill a day. I'm going to up it to 2 a day starting next week. The recommended dosage is 3-4 a day.
6 - Allegra-D. Seasonal allergies and sinus headaches. They seem to be getting worse every year. I actually switched from Zyrtec-D two months ago. Allegra I can find in 24 hour doses whereas my local pharmacy rarely has the 24 hour Zyrtec in stock. Allegra actually seems to work better too. The non-D forms do nothing for me.
Now I just need to make sure and remember to take them all every day!
** Edit - I really need to remember to use spell check! **