Iron Supplements - Ferrous Sulphate

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LondonRed
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   Posted 5/9/2009 2:49 AM (GMT -7)   
I have been asked to take these twice a day to improve my Haemoglobin after severe blood loss from a duedonal ulcer. It says to be "careful if you have IBD" - anyone else had problems with iron supplements causing flares?

Diagnosis Oct 07: Mild Crohn's Colitis. Also suffer from bleeding Peptic Ulcers. By the grace of God currently in remission. Current Medication: 800mg Asacol Tablets x 2 a day. VSL#3.


crohnielass
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   Posted 5/9/2009 3:27 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Londonred, I didn't have a problem with iron causing flares but had a problem with  absorbing ferrous sulphate i had been taking them for 3 months when i had a routine blood test i was still aneamic the doc at the hossy said it was because they were sugarcoated and for people like us they tend to go through our systems to quick.I now have iron in liquid form which is better and absorbes quicker into the body hope this helps Bev xx

LondonRed
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   Posted 5/9/2009 3:40 AM (GMT -7)   
Which iron is that in liquid form? Is it a natural supplement?

Diagnosis Oct 07: Mild Crohn's Colitis. Also suffer from bleeding Peptic Ulcers. By the grace of God currently in remission. Current Medication: 1000mg Pentasa Tablets x 2 a day. VSL#3. Asacol Suppository at night.


ImInIN
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   Posted 5/9/2009 7:23 AM (GMT -7)   
I think iron can cause constipation. That said, I have been taking it for months and I think it actually helps if your BM's are loose.

CrazyHarry
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   Posted 5/9/2009 7:28 AM (GMT -7)   
iron sulfate is not the best kind out there but is what docs prescribe. it is known to cause constipation and for some can cause tummy aches. there are a lot of different formulations out there. go to a health food store to get better stuff. i use solgar's gentle iron. it doesnt contain yeast or wheat or soy which imho is good. i've been able to tolerate this brand very well. i take 100 mg/d.
Crazy Harry

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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


Valerie3
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   Posted 5/9/2009 7:39 AM (GMT -7)   
I can't take ferrous sulphate, it gives me really bad constipation and upsets my stomach. Where do you live? If you live in Canada, try Proferrin, but it's quite expensive sadly.

crohnielass
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   Posted 5/9/2009 9:11 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi, londonred the syrup form is  called SYTRON (SODIUM FEREDETATE) this is what the hossy gave me i take 10ml 3 times a day i have just read the bottle and its also known as sodium ironedetate. Bev x

Rider Fan
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   Posted 5/9/2009 10:35 AM (GMT -7)   
Ferrous sulphate causes me huge problems.
32 y/o male. Dx'ed in 1999. No surgeries.

Current meds: Humira 2/27/09. 12.5mg prednisone. Udo's Choice Probiotics (30 billion). Can't tolerate any iron supplements or infusions.

Tried SCD, didn't work, now avoiding gluten and dairy.


Go Saskatchewan Roughriders!


sjkly
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   Posted 5/9/2009 6:27 PM (GMT -7)   
Anything sulfate causes problems for me.
Gentle Iron or vitron C are what I take when I need iron supplements.

LondonRed
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   Posted 5/10/2009 4:30 AM (GMT -7)   
I have the worst Diarrhoea from it! Thats just one 200mg tablet!

Diagnosis Oct 07: Mild Crohn's Colitis. Also suffer from bleeding Peptic Ulcers. By the grace of God currently in remission. Current Medication: 1000mg Pentasa Tablets x 2 a day. VSL#3. Asacol Suppository at night.

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