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i DO need to take iron tabs as im so knackered lately....

(19 Posts)
Biglips Mon 27-Aug-07 17:27:03

what is the highest dosage i can take? and can i get them from the docs??

NAB3 Mon 27-Aug-07 17:28:25

You have to go to the Docs to get them. I have been on them for 3 months and they have helped. Bloods on Friday to see if they have raised my levels.

Biglips Mon 27-Aug-07 17:32:59

how long was it did u start to feel improved?

saggarmakersbottomknocker Mon 27-Aug-07 17:33:07

No - you can buy them over the counter. Ask for ferrous sulphate tablets. I buy them from Boots in packs of 200.

I take one a day now but originally (on doctors orders) was taking 3. I get very anaemic very quickly due to heavy periods and a 23 day cycle.

If you take 3 a day they will make you feel sick and constipated probably.

But do you know that you are anaemic?

NAB3 Mon 27-Aug-07 17:34:14

It was quite quick really. Maybe the first month. Boots won't sell them to you.

NAB3 Mon 27-Aug-07 17:34:43

Well, my local Boots won't.

Biglips Mon 27-Aug-07 17:35:27

well i lost loads of blood when i had the emerg c-section and was given iron tabs from hosp. ive had it tested for aneamic a few weeks later after that (and also before i was pg) but is all ok.

Biglips Mon 27-Aug-07 17:36:00

sagger - what mg is that?

NAB3 Mon 27-Aug-07 17:36:12

MIne was within the okay levels but had dropped slightly so Doc put me on them.

Biglips Mon 27-Aug-07 17:36:47

as i do look so pale atm and one of my friends had said it too!

saggarmakersbottomknocker Mon 27-Aug-07 17:37:54

It says 200mg dried ferrous equiv to 65mg ferrous iron.

saggarmakersbottomknocker Mon 27-Aug-07 17:41:28

Got this pack maybe 8 weeks ago. It's one of those things they usually wave under the pharmacist's nose but they've never refused me.

Biglips Mon 27-Aug-07 17:47:21

saggers - how long did yours start to work? Nabs - what mg was yours?

NAB3 Mon 27-Aug-07 17:48:54

Mine is 200mg.

Mistymoo Mon 27-Aug-07 17:50:05

I've heard that floridex is good for building up your iron levels. You can get it in health food shops.

saggarmakersbottomknocker Mon 27-Aug-07 17:50:26

When I'm really bad (which isn't often as I don't usually let it get that far), I feel better within a few days.

Biglips Mon 27-Aug-07 20:38:05

does it cost much??

saggarmakersbottomknocker Mon 27-Aug-07 21:16:28

Less than a blimmin prescription charge! About £2.50 I think.

Idreamofdaleks Mon 27-Aug-07 21:30:35

Ferrograd C is the best brand IMO - no prescription required

Sustained release with Vit C for best absorption & least constipation!

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