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StephRabin--Thoses were some crazy prices. I too would have turned around and left!

Susieq14--Sorry that you were having a bad day. Yes, it is always scary when the docs call you at home. That is how I found out that I had a 2 ferritin, my Endo called me and said, "It's not an emergency, but you need to find out why." Doesn't that sound familar?

Regarding the iron, this is the type that I have been taking for 2 years. My first iron was Ferris Sulfate which sent me to the ER. The Poly Iron 150 is the ~Generic~ which also has Vit-C in it, I took 2X 300 mgs daily for the first year and now 1 X 150mgs daily [email protected]!! The cost is just under $30.00 (I think $27.99 something like that) for 100 and is well worth it! I can even take it on an empty stomach and is extremely easy on the GI tract. It is also OTC, forgive me if I have told you all this already. You have to ask for it at the pharmacy but it is available script or no script. Sometimes they have to order it in. Insurance does NOT cover this either. It is so worth it if you have problems as we do. I get mine at Walgreens Pharmacy and Wal-Mt. but they had to order it for me there. There is another Poly Iron Forte 150 it has B-12 also added, but this is not the one I get. If you do try it be sure to get the right one in orange and brown caps. And.... Ferrix, I have no idea how much iron you are getting and you need a high dose. What were you prescribed?

The Poly is really 150mgs of elemental iron. The BRAND names that I know of for this are; Fe-Tinic 150, Hytinic, Niferex and Nu Iron 150. I have never heard of the names that you said other than the Niferex BRAND name. Poly iron is a Polysaccharide -Iron Complex elemental iron. The good thing about this iron is that it is meant for long term use which other irons can be dangerous to take over a long period of time, free radicals and such. This iron is meant for long term use. Anyway, for what it's worth, I love it. I feel like it saved me.

I can tell you from your ferritin that your Iron Panel results are going to be low as well most likely so be prepared not to be too upset. Your Hgb looks pretty good. The iron will bring it back up soon enough. It took me 2 months the first time I took iron to get from 8.5 hgb to 12.9 I think it was. The I got realy sick and couldn't take it. When you saturate the system with iron and raise the Hgb to normal levels that is when the ferritin begins to store. Tomorrow will be a better day!:) FLFLOWERGIRL:)

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