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Iron Deficiency Anaemia due to heavy periods best treatment

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Webaz999 Tue 13-Feb-18 18:00:37

I have iron deficiency anemia and I have had all manner of tests to find the cause, all have come back normal. My gp is putting it down to me having heavy periods. To resolve my ongoing anaemia my Gp has suggested the coil but I have heard so many bad things about others having it that I'm a bit apprehensive. I'm 40 yrs old and always had heavy periods and i am taking iron supplements, whenever I have tried stopping the iron supplements I get anaemia again. Does anyone have any advice on effective treatments?

AttilaTheMeerkat Tue 13-Feb-18 18:02:33

Did the GP not refer you to a gynae; heavy periods can be caused by fibroids. The cause of the heaviness of bleeding needs to be determined rather than solely treating the symptoms.

2cats2many Tue 13-Feb-18 18:03:33

I have to take iron supplements all the time. It's just something I've accepted now.

Other things that can help is making sure you have vit C foods alongside iron rich foods and cutting right down on your tannin intake (cups of tea, etc). Oh and eat red meat obvs.

esk1mo Tue 13-Feb-18 18:05:25

what about depo injection for 3-6 months? it completely stopped my periods with no side effects

Webaz999 Tue 13-Feb-18 18:39:01

No he hasn't sent me to a gynae yet so maybe that will be next I am seeing him on Friday. I had the injection years ago and bled for 3 months so I'm not doing that again

Fairylea Tue 13-Feb-18 19:47:12

What about the mini pill? I am on cerzarette and haven’t had a period in a year. I also have anaemia and take 3 x 210mg ferrous fumerate tablets every day long term (they aren’t even sure why I’m anaemic, I’ve had a billion tests).

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