Certain medications have possible vitamin and mineral depleting effects in the body. Or, they may interfere with the absorption of certain vitamins and minerals. When prescribed medications by your doctor ask of any possible vitamin or mineral depleting effects from taking the medication. Also, ask if you should supplement with any particular vitamins or minerals.
Of particular interest to people with fibromyalgia; Check the types and brands of medications that may effect Vitamin B12, Folic Acid, Magnesium, Calcium, Potassium, and Zinc levels in the body.
Antacids, no doubt in frequent use by people suffering with acid reflux. Anti-inflammitories, still prescribed by some drs. that think there is an inflammatory condition related to fibromyalgia. Hormone Replacement Therapies and oral contraceptives, two medications primarily prescribed solely to women.
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