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Old 05-17-2010, 09:25 AM   #1
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The 'best' multivitamin...

Okay, so, here's the scoop...

I have hyperhydrosis (not diagnosed yet), and read that it *might* be caused by a deficiency in magnesium. Also, I bruise really easily and have had peircers ask if I'm anemic before (low iron level perhaps?). So I'm considering starting on multi-vitamins. Now I have two questions really - is it okay to pick up an all around one that's sold at drug stores just off the shelf, or should I go to a doctor and get the tests done first? Can it really hurt to take a multi-vitamin? And, when I do go in to the doctor (I'll probably go to a walk in clinic today), what sort of tests should I ask for? Just a blood test? Or do I have to be specific and say that I want my iron levels checked?
I'm at a loss here! But this sweating is getting frustating! And the bruising looks terrible, haha.

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Old 05-17-2010, 03:20 PM   #2
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Re: The 'best' multivitamin...

Walk in clinic is a good place to get antibiotics for strep throat or something, it might not be the best place to get something slightly tricky evaluated. Still, they should be able to check you for anemia.

Taking one multivitamin daily should be reasonably safe. Buy one designed for women in your age group. Do NOT take more iron than is in a daily vitamin unless a doctor measures your iron level and says it's necessary (too much iron is toxic.)

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Re: The 'best' multivitamin...

I think quality matters in vitamins, the same as for food choices. I think the whole food vitamins are probably superior to most.

If you know that you are deficient in Magnesium (many people are and don't know it) you could start on that safely. Transdermal magnesium is applied on the skin and is more absorbable than oral supplements, but either would be fine. In addition to transdermal I take a chelated mag, which means it's buffered so easier for the gut to assimilate. If you tend toward diarrhea, high doses of mag can cause loose bowels unless you take a chelated brand.

Old 05-18-2010, 03:55 AM   #4
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Re: The 'best' multivitamin...

First, tests are ordered by a physician. I don't know of anyplace that would preform tests without a physicians orders. A multivitamin taken reasonably shouldn't be a problem but having the symptoms that you're having, I would go see a regular MD, who will refer you for the some tests. It depends on many factors, but understand that it usually takes different tests, as-well-as visiting different specialists to get to the cause of some problems.

It's great to do your homework on the body, but I have learned from my past that I shouldn't have overlooked some symptoms that I thought were nothing, as it turned out I waited to long to correct some.

Wishing you the best in health..................

Old 05-18-2010, 08:26 AM   #5
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Re: The 'best' multivitamin...

Alrighty, thanks guys!

I suppose I will try and hunt down a dr. today and make an appointment as the walk in clinic was super super busy and I don't have time or patience to wait for three hours, haha.

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