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constant uti s and anemic but cant take iron tablets

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maza09 Mon 09-Jan-17 22:49:18

there hast been a day in this pregnancy were i havnt felt like a bag of poop

PinkSwimGoggles Mon 09-Jan-17 22:50:22

why can't you take them?

MrsJayy Mon 09-Jan-17 22:51:56

I had horrible uti in pregnancy it was crap. Why can't you take iron tablets though ?

BobbyNoggle Mon 09-Jan-17 22:53:46

If it's the horrible stomach side effects of iron sulphate tablets that prevent you taking them, have you considered something like spatone?

Ohyesiam Mon 09-Jan-17 22:54:42

Can you take the supplement Floradix? It is from fruit that contain lots of iron and the body can absorb and utelise it really easily, unlike the iron in iron tablets, most of which has to be excreted, as it can't be absorbed, and this caused those nasty side effects.
It's in boots , you could ask the pharmacist of it's suitable for use in pregnancy.

Hawkmoth Mon 09-Jan-17 22:55:31

Or ferrous fumarate? I can take them and I've a very sensitive stomach. The capsules are best rather than tablets. You can also get it in liquid form but it's fucking disgusting.

maza09 Mon 09-Jan-17 22:56:05

because they make me feel ten times worse on then than i do off them

PacificDogwod Mon 09-Jan-17 22:58:27

Have you tried taking only one iron table per day?
And taking it with Vitamin C (either a fizzy Vit C tablet or even just orange juice)?

And has your UTI been confirmed by culture?
You've had the appropriate antibiotics?

What does your MW/GP suggest?

PacificDogwod Mon 09-Jan-17 22:58:45

And how far on are you now?

maza09 Mon 09-Jan-17 22:59:12

i have started taking spartone thats not too bad

maza09 Mon 09-Jan-17 23:04:13

im 32 weeks and have had continouse uti s it has allways got the same thing in it ecoli they are supposed to be putting me on a rolling antibioctic but nothing has been done

cx5221 Mon 09-Jan-17 23:08:51

I was just about to suggest spa tone but wasn't sure if it was ok in pregnancy. It was recommended to me by midwife after I had my dd.
I was discharged from hospital
after needing shed loads of blood transfusions and a HB of 7.8 which was actually a vast improvement on what it had been.

After 3 weeks it was only up to 8 and I still felt shocking. Midwife recommended spa time and 2 weeks later HB was 11.8 with no side effects unlike the tablets!

*shed load = lots! grin

Grumpbum Mon 09-Jan-17 23:10:25

All forms of oral iron make me vomit I had an iron infusion .... I actually felt relatively normal for the last 3/40

maza09 Mon 09-Jan-17 23:14:45

to be fair i havnt felt any better yet but only been taking it a couple of days could be a combination of both uti and low iron

canyou Mon 09-Jan-17 23:15:06

I take Viridan liquid iron and Boost Vit B12 spray. Maybe speak to your chemist/pharmacy they may be able to advise. The sprays are a mist but do not upset my stomach.

maza09 Mon 09-Jan-17 23:19:03

its a nightmare never had a pregnancy like it

MrsJayy Mon 09-Jan-17 23:20:49

Uti will be making you feel ill I had a weird bacteria in my urine both pregnancies chase up the antibiotic . I took a fruit flavoured iron medicine last pregnancy was 19yrs ago so can't remember the name. Poor you

maza09 Mon 09-Jan-17 23:24:07

onestly its the energy levels i cant do nothing or im done in

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