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I took Fergon and vitamin C. The Fergon was much easier on my system than Slow FE.
I gave up after Ferrous Sulfate kept givng me diarrhea. I went to a good hematologist and he put me on Infed infusions.
It takes all afternoon but after about three days, I am ready to for the dance.
Post Edited (Rider Fan) : 6/8/2008 8:34:19 PM (GMT-6)
The thing is, iron doesn't make me constipated. Last time I tried it, I was constipated to start with and the iron gave me unbelievable cramping, D and gas.
I've done a lot of researching on reliable websites, and a form of iron called Ferrous Gluconate (brand name Fergon) is supposed to be easier on the stomach. I take it with Vitamin C for better absorption. I have a sensitive digestive tract, yet I generally don't have any problems with the Fergon (no cramping or indigestion). If you experience constipation problems, a stool softener like Colace (or its generic equivalent) is helpful. Maybe try taking one Colace, instead of two, since it sounds like two gives you problems.