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[QUOTE=lovetovent;3336640]Thanks so much for your reply. Indeed, I just got results back today....I do have low iron as I suspected. Remedy is of course to talk tablets...this has a double edge sword for me as every iron tablet I have ever taken has made me terribly constipated and as I suffer from IBS this is a nightmare for my system. Any suggestions of one that doesnt constipate????[/QUOTE]

I never tried these but my doctor recommended them--they are called Ferrous Sequels and they are iron tablets with an added stool softener. I never bothered because I, too, have IBS but in the opposite direction--if you get my drift. The last thing I need is a stool softener. I sort of am happy with the binding effects of the iron.

But you may want to give this a try because my doctor says it works well.
I guess I could try to get a copy of the bloodwork..however I just take it what the doctor says is correct?? Also I seem to see a common theme to the replies...does it seem to be that if you have low iron you have more of a tendency to get depression?? Or are prescribed anti-depressants?? I just stopped taking mine, can't handle the side effects and I felt it was making me more anxious and light headed then when i wasnt on any medication. So, I feel as if I must realise this feeling is a daily event as no doctors or test results are helping me at all....
[QUOTE=lovetovent;3362613]I guess I could try to get a copy of the bloodwork..however I just take it what the doctor says is correct?? Also I seem to see a common theme to the replies...does it seem to be that if you have low iron you have more of a tendency to get depression?? Or are prescribed anti-depressants?? I just stopped taking mine, can't handle the side effects and I felt it was making me more anxious and light headed then when i wasnt on any medication. So, I feel as if I must realise this feeling is a daily event as no doctors or test results are helping me at all....[/QUOTE]


I think that having anemia makes one horribly depressed or anxious (depends on which way YOU go). For me, it was terrible anxiety. I think it's horrible the way doctors throw the antidepressants around. I think if they'd just try to treat the underlying cause (anemia and low iron) they wouldn't have to resort to the other drugs. In fact, I'm not sure that the antidepressents are really going to help if you don't get the iron issue fixed. And those meds give me TERRIBLE side effects. I refuse to even try them anymore.





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