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Hi .. I wondered if anyone knows if its ok to take spatone and ferrous fumarate 3 times a day?? My ferritin is 2 and my gp says that I really need to get as much iron in me as possible. But I just wanted your advice as a lot of you seem so much more knowledgeable about anemia than my gp. Thank you xx
Hi Kaymarina,

I know it's been a while since you posted but I'm in the exact same position as you - ferritin of 2 (I was told I was very slightly anaemic 12 months ago, and after the initial ferrous fumarate prescription I was re-tested and told I was ok...anyway feeling like death warmed up again I eventually decided to see the GP again, got a rushed blood test and ferritin result came back as 2....been on ferrous fumarate for nearly a month now along with anything between 1 - 3 sachets of Spatone and copious amounts of heme iron - feeling like a different person but still tire out easily, anyway I found out yesterday that a year ago my ferritin was tested and was 3 (I wasn't told this at the time) upon re testing....ferritin wasn't even tested!!

I'm due for a blood test on the 28th of this month now - but how are you getting on with your ferritin levels? I do hope you're feeling better by now and not having problems with the iron tablets as I hear a lot of other people do.

I wish you all the best and it would be great to hear from you / compare symptoms as I've been having flashes and visual disturbances for about two years and opticians say my eyes are fine ...I've found that there is a link to anaemia but haven't heard many people mentioning it.

All the best and bye for now,

Sions


[QUOTE=Kaymarina;5186720]Hi .. I wondered if anyone knows if its ok to take spatone and ferrous fumarate 3 times a day?? My ferritin is 2 and my gp says that I really need to get as much iron in me as possible. But I just wanted your advice as a lot of you seem so much more knowledgeable about anemia than my gp. Thank you xx[/QUOTE]
Hi Sions, my ferritin level is now about 24 iI took ferrous fumerate religiously for 3 months and my hb level rectified to 14 as well however I now have gastritis apparently the iron has irritated my stomach! I can't take the iron now as I have such pain all the time. I have a major flare up today and really feel awful! I was tested for an ulcer but that has come back clear. I feel so fed up with it all. I am still bleeding heavily and have
to have a lapsocopy . Hope I don't go back to square 1 with my anemia. Yes vision problems are linked to anemia for sure xxx
There's just no winning is there, I've already been diagnosed with a stomach ulcer a fair while back and have been taking lansoprazole when taking painkillers for period pain....the mefenamic acid I was given for the period pain is what caused the ulcer so now I'm trying not to take the lansoprazole because that stops the iron being absorbed (from my own web research). Thing is I saw the doc and had the blood tests then I was phoned and told the tablets were waiting for me and that I didn't need to see the GP...How are you ever meant to understand what's happening if no one will take the time to explain. Once my blood results are in this time I'll make an appointment and go in to discuss it - this is just ridiculous.

Are you able to take something like the Spatone which is much gentler on the system or is that an impossibility too?

It seems that as soon as you get one thing in order something else flares up :( .

When are you having the procedure?

I hope you feel better soon.

Take care,
Sions x




[QUOTE=Kaymarina;5230896]Hi Sions, my ferritin level is now about 24 iI took ferrous fumerate religiously for 3 months and my hb level rectified to 14 as well however I now have gastritis apparently the iron has irritated my stomach! I can't take the iron now as I have such pain all the time. I have a major flare up today and really feel awful! I was tested for an ulcer but that has come back clear. I feel so fed up with it all. I am still bleeding heavily and have
to have a lapsocopy . Hope I don't go back to square 1 with my anemia. Yes vision problems are linked to anemia for sure xxx[/QUOTE]





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