Hi i'm new to this and still feel like I have a lot to learn .I always think of these questions after i have attended my rheumtology appointments and don't always want to call the help line and take up their time for people in most need.
Why do we take folic acid? and only once a week 3 days after methotrexate? i can recall my consultant telling me folic acid too is a vitamin B ,I started taking vitamin b complex and vitamin b12 from Holland Barratt(the supermarket ones don't appear to work for me)I checked with the consultant if it was ok to take whilst on methotrexate and he confirmed it was ok .
The reason i started was because i felt that this took away a lot of the fatigued or spaced out feeling i was getting and still this works well for me .Just over thinking what was said during my visit now .If i can only take folic acid on the third day (which is a Vitamin b)
but then how come the consultant didn't say i couldn't take my own purchased B complex and B12 all the time (6 tablets a day indicated on the holland barratt bottle) on the day i take methotrexate?
Is folic acid not the same as the vitamin b complex and b12 vitamins?