Vitamin advice please

Hi :wave:

Im a bit confused about multivitamins and what should/shouldn’t be taken post TIA/stroke.

My partner takes vitmain d but was going to get him a multivitamin to take to help with the fatigue etc. Ive read that Niacin (vit B3) isnt recommend and can increase risk.

Anyone recommend a real good all rounder?


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I don’t take multi vitamins but maybe talk to a pharmacist about whats best and wont interact with other meds.

I know, for example, I’m not able to take Vit D as it can increase calcium levels and mine are already high due to a medical condition i’ve got and high calcium makes that condition worse.

There are a few posts about supplements which i’ve linked in below.

Vitamin supplements

Vitamins and supplements

Q10 Supplement

Vit B12 supplements


And maybe add to the ones listed by Ann these two by @pando

This is perhaps the most definitive looking post we have on the topic there is another supplemental Muscle limitations - #17 by pando

@EmeraldEyes normally has something good to say on the topic too if you search “@EmeraldEyes B12” youll find quite a lot of advice



Hi @Karenemma vitamin B12 is obtained from foods such as meat, fish, milk and eggs, etc.
I was put on a high dose Folic Acid about 6mths after my stroke because I was very low in that, a bit anaemic, lost a lot of weight. And that seemed to pick me up a great deal, not only did it help with the fatigue it also eliminated the heavy leg syndrome. The doc recommended I continue with the over the counter strength afterwards, so that’s what I do along with B12…good brain food :wink:

Does he have a reduced appetite since the stroke? Ideally, your husband could do a blood test to check his vitamin and mineral levels. But you could try him on B12 or a vitamin B complex or even just a daily nutrient shake such as Ensure to cover all the bases…they are usually high in protein which is what the brain needs, the shakes can be made into a drink or mixed into foods.

And I am not a medical professional by the way, this is all just what I’ve learnt through life and being surrounded by medical people :wink: Which is why I always suggest seeking medical advice, just rule out anything untoward.