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sideefects of iron !

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angelarrive Thu 22-Sep-11 05:24:07

i m 11 week pregnant . my hb was 9.2 so doctor gave me Redfer* but after i started taking it .. my stomach get upset... i always feel like my stomach is full... i never had nausea or morning sickness or this type of early symptoms but now... i vomit ofen... i feel like not eating anything...

please sugest me how to overcome this ??

TanteRose Thu 22-Sep-11 06:00:04

go back to the doctor for a different type of iron supplement, or just eat more iron-rich foods, like meat (not liver), spinach, almonds, dried apricots etc.

look on the internet for more foods that are rich in iron.

bagelmonkey Thu 22-Sep-11 06:49:55

I couldn't tolerate iron tablets, so took spa tone water. It's expensive, but for me it was worth it. You can get it in boots. I think there are other natural iron supplements that are less expensive too.

Gauchita Thu 22-Sep-11 07:30:17

The same happened to me with the first tablets they gave me (ferrous sulphate), I was supposed to take them 3 times a day but it was impossible as they made me soooooo nauseous.

I told my MW and she asked for a change of prescription; they gave me ferrous fumarate tablets and those were/are great, no side effects at all. Maybe ask your MW/doc about it? Hope this helps.

Nevercan Thu 22-Sep-11 09:22:04

You can also get different types of iron supplements from the pharmacy

angelarrive Fri 23-Sep-11 06:18:15

thanks for the sugestion guys.. my OB told me to take it with orange juice .. .as iron is hard to be absorbed by body..and vitamine c help the body to absorb... it feels better now..!

Fresh01 Fri 23-Sep-11 13:27:02

I was on iron supplements with DC1 but my doctor did say to have a regular steak washed down with orange juice and this gives a significantly larger boost to your iron levels than the tablets can do. I ended up having to take the liquid iron supplements or my system clogged up.

Fluffycloudland77 Fri 23-Sep-11 15:49:05

If you take Iron with tea or coffee the tannin stops it getting into your system, Vit C increases absorption.

nicm Fri 23-Sep-11 22:53:23

hi, could you go back to your doctor and get spatone? i had to take iron and was already constipated and suffering piles! midwife recommended that i use spatone and got it free on prescription. took it in orange juice.


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