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Iron supplement question

(6 Posts)
WildThong Tue 02-Apr-13 22:33:35

I'm just about at the end of the box of ferrous fumarate 210mg prescribed by the GP. Can I buy an equivalent over the counter or any other recommendations. I feel so much better although it took about 6 weeks so I don't want to slip back.

mercibucket Tue 02-Apr-13 22:40:20

i use spatone and floradix, no side effects, keeps my ferritin levels good. is the course finished or on repeat?

BeeBawBabbity Wed 03-Apr-13 00:02:46

I buy 200mg ferrous sulphate tablets from boots. Over the counter, and they do ask why you want them. But if you explain you were anaemic and you're taking a maintenance dose then they seem happy to sell them.

WildThong Wed 03-Apr-13 11:34:46

It's just been the one box so not on repeat. I would like to maintain this feeling of being well. What a difference it's made, I took them with food or fruit juice and massively increased the amount of water so I didn't get constipated at all, opposite affect tbh
My hair is definitely recovering, skin looks better, I even feel my mood is lighter but maybe that's just coincidence. Sorry for rant but its been a bit miraculous.

Snugglepiggy Wed 03-Apr-13 20:49:35

Yes I buy ferrous fumarate over the counter.It's cheaper than paying for a prescription.Been on it for shockingly low ferritin levels due to years of heavy periods ,and wish I'd taken it long ago.The difference in how I feel when my iron levels are normal to how I feel when low is staggering.
Such a small part of your metabolism and body's requirements but so important to health and well being.

BasketzatDawn Wed 03-Apr-13 20:54:16

Shouldn't you maybe go back to GP to discuss maintenance dose? Then oyu can decide between you what to do next.

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