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... It sounds like from your post that you have gained weight since taking the iron. That sounds like fluid gain rather than true fat gain. On the other hand it may just be that your blood volume is going up due to improved blood cell creation. ... (6 replies)
... In the last few weeks, I gained about 7 to 8 pounds. That in itself is no big deal, I'm still far from overweight, but I do wonder at its cause. ... (6 replies)
... I'm 16, and really anemic(I'm 30/80 of something), and the doctor didn't prescribe me anything but i'm taking iron pills that have a slow action release that gives me 278% of iron. Usually when i take them steadly, i stay around 94 lbs (a bit higher than normal) and whenever i forget them for a couple days or more my weight will tend to drop to 88 lbs (lowest i've had) . I'm... (6 replies)

... It seems to be kicking in and I'm feeling better, but I am SO HUNGRY! ... (5 replies)
... I am assuming you are talking about Iron infusions. I have only had one ever. The initial infusion caused me to have chest pain and they had to slow the infusion down to merely drops per minute resulting in a 6 hour stay in an outpatient hospital stay. ... (10 replies)
... have you tried taking fiber pills to counteract the constipation the iron causes? ... (8 replies)
... Well I found out today it was indeed iron deficiency and the dr. gave me the choice of either taking iron pills... or going for iron transfusions 3 times a week for a month and be back to my old self again. ... (10 replies)
... i have been gaining weight too since i was diagnose with iron deficiency anemia. i am currently taking ferrous sulfate, spa tone iron liquid, and other iron pills but nothing change. i have inquired more with my physician but she told me their is no higher dose of iron pills i can take aside from ferrous sulfate. ... (8 replies)
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Mar 5, 2010
... I never knew iron pills could cause that. I definitely won't be trying them again any time soon. I didn't gain the weight until after I stopped taking the iron pills, though. Could it have still caused it after I stopped taking them? ... (12 replies)
... Ever since I was a baby, my hemoglobin has been slightly low. My mom was told to increase my iron rich foods. However, out of all 8 of her children, I was the only one with this issue. ... (6 replies)
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Mar 4, 2010
... For the past year, if not longer, I've been feeling exhausted and, for lack of a better way to describe it, just like something is off with my body. ... (12 replies)
... ANYHOO, I'm on iron supplements 3X a day. I did NOT lose weight during my anemia. I was normal but had a hard time losing weight even with diet and exercise. ... (6 replies)
... What type of iron are you taking and how much? ... (6 replies)
... I did lose a little bit of weight in the beginning but after a while of taking iron my appetite came back and my pica went away (thank God) my teeth were actually breaking from the constant ice chewing. Give it some time I'm sure you will bounce back. The problem with anemia is it's something that takes forever. I would say if your PICA is gone that you are probably having a... (14 replies)
... t sounds quite scary! I have been struggling with low saturation and ferritin for almost a year now, and my doctor is not worried about it AT ALL. As well, after taking iron for over 6 weeks, my ferritin level did not raise at all and is still close to 0. ... (4 replies)
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Mar 5, 2010
... different people here in the forums. Let me see if i can recall some of the items with advice. Keep in mind that this is only information. You will still want to research and follow up with a physician or specialist. ... (12 replies)
... for about 20 years but replacement hormones have always worked fine. Then I started getting really fatigued. Severely. Life altering fatigue. I had been trying to figure out whats going on, as no docs seem able to help. I asked for a ferritin test, and it came back low. Im taking iron now, but feel no different. ... (7 replies)
... I have been anemic for years but never took care of it because i couldn't handle the iron pills. ... (14 replies)
... menopausal women with BCP to help control monthly bleeding. Even though the doctor said you might have endometriosis, could it be that she was thinking out loud? ... (5 replies)
... I'm taking Ferrous Sulfate, 525 mg. I'm certainly not constipated, quite the contrary. And I don't notice any difference in the mirror, no swollen feet or hands. ... (6 replies)


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