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Anemia does anyone take liquid iron instead of ferrous fume rate?
Been diagnosed with iron deficiency anemia again. My bloods are at 7.5 which is quite low :-( feel exhausted all the time. Doctor has given me ferrous fumerate but it makes me nauseaus and I find it difficult to take care of my children and father whilst feeling sick.
I have just bought holland and Barrett high strength liquid iron and was thinking of changing to this. Do you think this would be enough to restore my iron other than the obvious of iron rich foods?
I do, because I felt so awful on the prescribed tablets. I'm not convinced it's strong enough though, as I've been exhausted and unwell for rather a long time now. It did make my levels go back up into the bottom of 'normal' though, from below 8.
Don't know what Holland and Barrett supplement is like but recently had to change ds from ferrous fumarate as his body was not absorbing it. Had to see a doctor to change to sodium feredetate which is easier to absorb. Got advised ds should drink orange juice with it to help with absorption of the iron
I take Spa Tone. I can't tolerate iron tablets either. I had iron injections 4 years ago. It leaves bad staining like bruises on your bum. It took 2 years for them to disappear. My Dr wasn't keen on me trying them again so I suggested Spatone. My levels were 11 & I will be retested in a few months time to see if the Spatone has improved my levels. I'm not sure though as your levels are so low if it would be enough to rebuild levels. I still got an upset stomach from the injections but not as bad.
Interesting thread. GP has prescribed me iron tablets, have put off taking them for a couple of months as didn't want the constipation side effect!! He prescribed me laxatives aswell!!! Have been feeling nauseous but didn't put it down to the tablets!! Will suggest to GP what TwistedThinking suggested!
Spatone on subscribe and save with Amazon here (although check out prices on mysupermarket.co.UK first). The plain one in a glass of orange juice is very easy. Not sure how quick iron levels pick up this way - I assume injections are a faster route ?
Sorry to hijack, but as you all seem to know so much about iron, can I ask what you would take that you can get without a prescription to up iron levels? Just finished three months on iron tablets but can't get a drs appointment to get more. I've bought multivitamins with iron. Could I take something else alongside? Is spatone the strongest non-prescription thing.