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Date Joined May 2008
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   Posted 10/9/2008 4:44 PM (GMT -6)   
I take floradix to try and increase my iron a bit and my recent iron test came back a bit low. I take 10mls twice daily and I wondered if others take more of this product? (the nurse who told me the blood result suggested taking 1/2 cup but i'm a bit hesitant).
26F, Crohn's for 8 years, currently on 6MP and pentasa. Have previously tried remicade, iron, pred and entocort.

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   Posted 10/9/2008 4:57 PM (GMT -6)   

Hey Downunda,

I take Floradix...I'm not sure off the top of my head the measurement (I'm at work and don't have the bottle in front of me), but you know the little plastic measuring cup that comes with the product??  I fill that up the the top and try to take that twice a day....2 capfuls.

25 F / Diagnosed May 2008 / currently not taking any medication

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Date Joined Mar 2006
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   Posted 10/10/2008 3:12 PM (GMT -6)   
i tried this when i had bad anemia and was needing transfusions. it is a plant based iron supplement. your best for iron is from animal sources, like red meat (yum).

my bloodwork in all departments vastly improved when i began taking iron pills, like 3-6 per day. but dont get the otc ferrous sulfate kind, like slow-fe. go to a health food store and talk to some one there. most are fairly knowledgeable. get an iron supplement that is non constipating, easy on the stomach, and doesnt contain fillers like sugars and wheat and soy, etc. you got to compare a few brands and read the labels. but talk to your doc about dosing. 3-6 pills per day is a lot and was recommended to me by my doc, so talk to your doc first before you just go and do what i did.

best of luck!!!
Crazy Harry

Crohn's since 1993 (17 yrs old then)
surgery in July '05 - removal of 2 inches at ileum and 8 inches of sigmoid colon (had fistula into bladder)
Nov '05 developed colonic inertia; July '06 told i needed ostomy surgery
began maker's diet in August '06 - now feeling the best ever with no symptoms of colonic inertia and i kept my colon
med free as of 10/31/07

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