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how long before taking other medication after pred should i wait please.

also when is the best time for vitamins. at the moment i take folic acid morning, and vitd magnesium at night, also started taking a acidophilus complex,,

many thanks

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    In the case of calcium and vit D supplements you should wait a couple of hours - pred for breakfast, calcium for lunch and tea/dinner since the body can't absorb more than about 5-600mg calcium at a time so if you split that as well you get more.

    There isn't really a "best time" for supplements - do you REALLY need them? Vitamins obtained from your diet are processed differently and more efficiently than artificial ones in tablets and a good diet usually provides what you need.

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    Hi Margaret,

    I've checked the emails you received in our sender's site and they all looked ok. Have you tried clicking the links from the emails again? Occasionally there may be a "glitch" but if these are consistently failing let me know.

    Alan

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    As Eileen says leave a couple of hours between pred and vit D/calcium. Also on my folic acid prescription it says leave a couple of hours between the folic acid and vit D/calcium.

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      Oh dear i take vitd and folic acid together, will now follow your instructions. i do wait two hours when taking pred.

      when i take methotrexate i always wait two hours as well.

      i may have to take more tablets if my thyroid tests are not good. sucks

      many thanks

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      i should have said i used to take folic acid and vit d together, but now take folic acid morning, but will follow your instructions, my apologies having bad day, head all over place today .

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      Yes and i hve to fit in paracetomol four times a day as well. i have started a new list, so now i have a list for dsns method and tablets what a wonderful life its never boring.

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    Not sure if I am also doing my meds right. 11 mg pred in the morning...1morning...1 1/2 mg pred, zocor 40 mg, metformin 500, vitamin D3 5000 units, celexa 20 mg. Trying to reduce down to 10 mg but not having much luck. Went from 13 to 12 1/2 for 2 wks then down to 11 1/2 for 2 wks then had to go back up due to flare. Been on pred since Nov 2017 started on 30 mg. Been quite a journey! Just gotta hang in there.

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      Seems OK to me - but are you struggling getting to 10 from 11 1/2mg? If so - just do 1/2mg at a time. If you are just doing 1/2mg at a time - wait a month and try again. It will work eventually, but you have to be patient and you can't force it.

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      When i was struggling to reduce i did as Eileen said, reduced my half mg and kept there for a month before going lower. it seems to be working for me fingers crossed

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