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#1 shopgirl84

Posted 29 September 2019 - 08:52 AM

I am around 7 or 8 weeks pregnant with my second child.
For the last two weeks I have been taking Elevit and realised this was the cause of my out of control 24/7 morning sickness/nausea. I felt like complete death at work.
I read on some forums it is because of the iron levels being too high in Elevit.
I took a blood test around 3 weeks ago and all of my vitamin levels are fantastic.
I stopped Elevit two days ago on advice from OB and have had instant relief.
OB recommended Megafol 0.5mg for folic acid... it's about $5 for 100 tablets.
Last pregnancy I took Elevit throughout and had no issues at all and no morning sickness.
Anyone else had a similar experience???

Edited by shopgirl84, 29 September 2019 - 08:53 AM.

#2 rowd

Posted 29 September 2019 - 08:56 AM

Yep it is very common unfortunately! I can't ever take the prenatal vitamins as I throw them up. Just taking folic acid is enough though!

#3 JJJ80

Posted 29 September 2019 - 09:32 AM

Yep same happened to me. Just took folate.

#4 Ellie bean

Posted 29 September 2019 - 09:36 AM

I was too sick to swallow Amy pregnancy vitamins at all, both were unexpected so I didn’t take any before being g pregnant either, luckily both kids are completely fine- I’m certainly not recommending it but just thought that might be encouraging

#5 Feral-as-Meggs

Posted 29 September 2019 - 09:47 AM

Yes I had that with elevit.  I found I could take it with dinner OK.

#6 AdelTwins

Posted 29 September 2019 - 10:02 AM

Maybe try blackmore’s pregnancy and breastfeeding gold?

#7 IamtheMumma

Posted 29 September 2019 - 10:13 AM

It is a very common side effect. Try the Blackmores one.

#8 IamOzgirl

Posted 29 September 2019 - 10:18 AM

I didn't have the problem because I never took it.

If all your other vitamin levels are fine then folic acid is enough.

Not need to try Blackmores.

#9 spr_maiden

Posted 29 September 2019 - 12:19 PM

Yes, same. Didn't take it for subsequent pregs and it made no difference to my vitamin/mineral/etc levels . If you eat a healthy diet and get enough sunshine for vit D, you don't need one ime.

#10 QuirkyMum

Posted 29 September 2019 - 01:09 PM

Yes it is very common.
Like your doctor said folic acid is a must.
My OB told me to make sure that pregnancy vitamins I take also contain iodine, so I was on Blackmore's pregnancy breastfeeding gold ( I was sick and in pain from elevit).

#11 Ollie83

Posted 29 September 2019 - 01:42 PM

Yes & they made me constipated. I’m now on a brand only sold at health food shops, I’ve been fine with that. It makes me feel a bit better mentally when I haven’t been eating how I should be due to pregnancy symptoms.

#12 400

Posted 29 September 2019 - 11:18 PM

I couldn’t take blackmore’s gold because of exactly this. Didn’t use elevit but just wanted to add that the alternatives may not be any better!

My MS has been pretty bad even without the multivitamin, but is just horrendous when I take it. Even now at 27 weeks if I have one (I have half a container there and I don’t like waste) it makes me want to hurl and I burp up that awful vitamin flavour for hours afterwards.

#13 MooGuru

Posted 30 September 2019 - 08:51 AM

 Feral-as-Meggs, on 29 September 2019 - 09:47 AM, said:

Yes I had that with elevit.  I found I could take it with dinner OK.

I was similar in that I had no issues at all taking it at night but taking anything in the morning made me sick.

#14 Soontobegran

Posted 30 September 2019 - 09:18 AM

 spr_maiden, on 29 September 2019 - 12:19 PM, said:

Yes, same. Didn't take it for subsequent pregs and it made no difference to my vitamin/mineral/etc levels . If you eat a healthy diet and get enough sunshine for vit D, you don't need one ime.

People can not get the recommended folate intake from diet alone so should at least take folic acid supplements if at all possible. You don’t need ‘ normal’ folate levels as supplied in a normal diet for it to have the neural tube benefits but a higher than normal level.

Edited by Soontobegran, 30 September 2019 - 09:21 AM.

#15 PizzaSteve

Posted 30 September 2019 - 10:15 AM

Yep, I had exactly this reaction to Elevit and switched to Blackmores and was fine.

#16 YodaTheWrinkledOne

Posted 30 September 2019 - 10:43 AM

 MooGuru, on 30 September 2019 - 08:51 AM, said:

I was similar in that I had no issues at all taking it at night but taking anything in the morning made me sick.
same here.

#17 Future-self

Posted 30 September 2019 - 09:45 PM

Had multiple heath professionals recommend the Blackmores i-folic of you’re struggling with Eleviit. It’s folic acid and iodine in a teeny tiny tablet

#18 shopgirl84

Posted 01 October 2019 - 11:39 PM

Just an update to you all after my original post 3 days ago. I am feeling 90% back to my normal self with hardly any nausea symptoms since stopping Elevit.
My OB recommended Megafol for my Folic Acid intake and I am taking separate Vitamin D tablets...
I can honestly not recommend enough that if you are on Elevit and have terrible morning sickness see your Dr ASAP for an alternative... i cant believe how sick it made me 😥😥😥

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