Iron Count

(5 Posts)
hannahlucyellen Tue 12-Aug-14 18:43:35

Hello,

I was told I was anaemic after an emergency cs birth, and it was 9.8 on Sunday.

I've been prescribed iron tablets, and intend on eating a lot of meat! How long in peoples experience until I start to get my iron levels back? I've only been told to take 2 a day.

Pobblewhohasnotoes Tue 12-Aug-14 18:46:23

It took me about 6 weeks, maybe a bit more to get mine from 9.5 to 13. Take with orange juice.

MsBug Tue 12-Aug-14 18:53:09

Mine was low during pregnancy and I haven't had it checked since (dd is 18 months old), I just assumed it would go back to normal!

I've been taking floradix tablets daily which should have helped.

keepingmum1 Thu 14-Aug-14 03:36:10

Take spatone, mine went from 6.9 then to 8.6 after blood transfusion, then to 11.0 following one week of iron tabs, then a combination of tabs and spatone, then just spatone. Still not back to GP recommended 120 after 12 weeks but nearly there. Iron tabs played utter havoc with digestion.

beckiebee04 Fri 15-Aug-14 08:17:18

Mine was8.4 upon leaving hospital and I was given iron too, took 2 weeks get back to normal, tbh 9.8 is quite good, mine was 6.0 after labour lol

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