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... I understand your BE problem too. Sorry that you have this to deal this as a result of taking iron long term. I too have to take iron long term, however, my GI doc prescribed an iron that is GI friendly and easy on the system. ... (1 replies)
... ickly from 8.5 to 12.9 in as little as 2 months time. I was very ill from the iron and had to stop taking it. Then my blood dropped again and I was placed on a GI friendly iron supplement. It has taken forever to rebuild my numbers. I don't think that my friendly iron is near as absorbent as FS. ... (8 replies)
... I also responded and finally, over a long period of time resolved the anemia and I am currently working on the ferritin. I was a 2 Ferritin and now 2 yrs later I am at 58. I was taking 300mgs of Poly iron 150 2X daily. Now I take for maintenance dose 150 daily. ... (17 replies)

... thing about that is, you can get your numbers up fairly soon IF you take in more iron than you are losing. You don't say what your stores are that would be your Ferritin number. ... (5 replies)
Jul 26, 2008
... ave me enteritis for 3 months, I was extrememly ill from the complications due to iron supplements. This is why I am on a special type that is designed for the GI system and I praise my GI doctor for his knowledge on this. If I wasn't able to take iron orally I would have had to have IV iron which I was set up for. ... (27 replies)
... You are very mildly anemic. It is your ferritin that needs to be repleted as high as you can get within range of course. It is the ferritin that keeps the Hgb and HCt at normal levels until it is all used up. This is when the anemia sets in the final stage of the ferritin stores. ... (4 replies)
... Actually you sound like you may be an easier case of anemia because of multiple births. You probably didn't raise your ferritin enough in between births and along with heavy periods you eventually bottom out, but it takes years. ... (2 replies)
... When you have a change in bowel habits such as you have it is wise to consult a GI doc as your PCP has referred you. ... (1 replies)
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... I understand the whole meat thing. Only as a suggestion to you, I would at least try meat 3X weekly 3oz portions, along with ferritin testing to see if you can raise this number. ... (8 replies)
... you may be spinning your wheels. I also have GI troubles and know where you are coming from. I take Poly iron that is well tolerated by many. It is 150 mgs of elemental iron in each dose. ... (14 replies)
... Script or without also. Insurance doesn't cover it most likely. I would go on ahead and have the blood test to see where you are it is very important, no the ferritin though because you already know thats low and takes forever. ... (1 replies)
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... Should I not donate blood until I get my ferritin levels up? ... (4 replies)
... Monday and see what your doctor recommends. It's always good to break in slow or you can get really ill from it. I would however, ask for a script iron that is GI friendly and a higher dose. ... (19 replies)
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Jan 12, 2008
... You should ask for a GI friendly iron prescription if you are having a problem not taking the correct dosage. I became very ill and ended up in the ER from FS. ... (6 replies)
... orbed. I don't know how well it works with moderate anemia, this is the question. All I do know is that you need high dose iron to get your hgb up and then the ferritin will store. I take a Poly Saccharide Iron 150 which is GI friendly, if that helps. Don't get discouraged, it will work out. Take care. ... (3 replies)
... If you are very sensitive to supplements then I would suggest trying your supplement that the nurse suggested, and if it bothers you, call in and ask for a more GI friendly iron. How much did she tell you to take daily? ... (4 replies)
... which is high iron at 150mgs each cap. It is Poly Iron which is created for long term use and GI friendly. You can ask your doc about it but many doctors are not up on iron supplements. ... (5 replies)
... At the same time it is most important not to make your guts sick inside, iron can be very abrasive. You really need to find an iron supplement that is GI friendly, many scripts are available OTC behind the pharmacy, you have to ask for it. ... (14 replies)

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