New diagnosis at 22.

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Re: New diagnosis at 22.

Post by jimmylegs » Thu Feb 13, 2014 4:16 pm

a good multivit/multimin is certainly a good idea.

keep in mind that multis are meant to top up healthy people, that are consuming a reasonably healthy diet.

multis are not likely to contain magnesium or zinc in sufficient quantities to balance therapeutic doses of vit d3 and iron. so, it's quite likely you'll need some more therapeutic doses of a few things *in addition to a multi*, given that you've received a diagnosis. but the multi is still a great thing to have in the picture overall.

baseline nutrient testing and then periodic follow-up monitoring over time can really help you select the best route forward.
take control of your own health
pursue optimal self care at least as actively as a diagnosis
ask for referrals to preventive health care specialists eg dietitians
don't let suboptimal self care muddy any underlying diagnostic picture!

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