FERROUS SULFATE = BLACK STOOL!!!
Iron supplements not only cause BLACK stool, they can also cause diarrhea and/or constipation. It has caused D for me. I had more cramping and pain when I first started taking Ferrous Sulfate 2 months ago. The pain has gotten better but the stools are still black. My GI wants me to stay on Ferrous Sulfate for another 4 months, though. Bleh! However, I will say it has made me feel MUCH better from a fatigue/energy standpoint.
Diagnosed in October, 2004 at age 33.
Current Rx's: Colazal (generic), Nexium (generic), Ferrous Sulfate, One-A-Day multivitamin, Culturelle Probiotic, Omega-3 Fish Oil, Vitamin D, Vitamin A, Calcium-Magnesium-Zinc, Cranberry pills
Secondary conditions: mouth ulcers, joint pain, swelling ankles, extreme fatigue
Previous/occasional Rx's: 20mg Prednisone taper, Flagyl, Levaquin
No surgeries to date