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Blood Cancers & Disorders | Last Active: May 13, 2021 | Replies (11)

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I'm Italian, and we use garlic for flavoring. I don't take supplements for garlic. I forgot I was on Calcium Pills with Vitamin D3 but a doctor told me to just take Vitamin D3 and then take extra strength tums, so that's what I am doing for that. Will forgo the other supplements that I am now taking. Thank you for your input and for the link.

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@dablues Hah, yes, I can see you have no choice but to still eat garlic! It’s a must at our house too and we’re NOT Italian. 😉
However, it looks like the doctor doing the colonoscopy and endoscopy asked to you stop prior to the procedures. His goal is to minimize the chance of any excess bleeding. So you might have to grit your teeth and go without the garlic for a couple of days before the tests.

As for the other OTC herbal supplements you take, you’ve been on them for quite a while. If you do decide to stop taking them, you might consider tapering off slowly instead of going cold turkey to let your body adapt to the changes. (Think caffeine! I know I had tough time stopping that! LOL ).
Again, I’m not a medical professional so it’s best to inform your physician’s office of the supplements you’re taking and planning to stop.
https://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/nutrition-and-healthy-eating/in-depth/herbal-supplements/art-20046714