icequeennet wrote:hey, anyone else out there that gets sick from the iron pills? if so, what helps ? i get really bad cramps and nauseous. i can't take it!
Danthelyn wrote:I too have a problem with iron pills, for some reason I'm "iron intolerant" which means that my body does not absorb iron well at all and the pills, (even taking the maximum amount a day) had no affect on me other than to give me increased stomach discomfort. I got so low at one point that even with all the iron pills I required a transfusion!
Finally my doctor sent me to a hematologist who tried a synthetic iron that needed to be administered via IV. This worked like a charm! However, it's use is usually reserved for very severe cases. It DID get my iron up to an "acceptable" level, though. Since then I have modified my diet to be quite heavy on iron-rich foods (like spinach) http://www.webmd.com/diet/features/top-10-iron-rich-foodscialis online along with vitamin C. Apparently vitamin C helps your body to better digest the iron. I am quite proud to announce that I have maintained an iron level of 7-8 for the past couple of years. (I know that's still considered low, but compared to my past levels it's practically doubled, and my physician proclaims this to be a success!)
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