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ipoop2much
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   Posted 9/22/2009 10:18 AM (GMT -7)   
hey all. im new to the forum, 37 has had CD since age 9, my doctor tells me I need to start taking an iron pill. I starated using this iron supplement and everytime I take it pain occurs. I am currently on probiotics, enotocort, and vitamins.
Can anyone recomend me a iron pill that will have the affect?

Homeboy
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   Posted 9/22/2009 11:00 AM (GMT -7)   
Try slow fe, it is quite gentle. Google slow fe, you will find it.

I found some offbrand ones at target which were reasonable as far as price, they even came with 2 boxes of them, buy one get one free.
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P-Fit
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   Posted 9/22/2009 12:11 PM (GMT -7)   
AGREED! These are the only iron pills that dont make me sick to my stomach. They work very well too. Remember to take with a source of vitamin C
HomeBoy said...
Try slow fe, it is quite gentle. Google slow fe, you will find it.

I found some offbrand ones at target which were reasonable as far as price, they even came with 2 boxes of them, buy one get one free.


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Rider Fan
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   Posted 9/22/2009 1:13 PM (GMT -7)   
Slow Fe's hurt my gut.  Preferrin has been the only one's I can tolerate.
33 y/o male. Dx'ed in 1999. No surgeries.

Current meds: Humira 2/27/09. Proferrin iron pills.

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


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P-Fit
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   Posted 9/22/2009 1:25 PM (GMT -7)   
one thing that works for me with my iron pills is to take them about half way through my meal and then finsih eating.
Dee-39yrs old wife/mom of 3 boys UC since 04
Panic Attacks/Depression/fibromyalgia2009-750mg colozal/1,000mg canasa/Rowasa enema) .625mg clonazepam, 6.5mg Lexapro-/Fioricet/Prilosec OTC  Triple Strength Fish Oils/Colonoscopies-5
 


Not2Spunky
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   Posted 9/22/2009 9:14 PM (GMT -7)   
I can't take Slow Fe, to hard on the tummy. There is a Gentle Iron by Solgren's that is easy on your stomach.
 RIP my beloved Chihuahua: Roxy
DX with CD of the TI in 2004 by colonoscpy biopsy, with partical obstructions x 3. Anemic, constant elevated ESR & WBC. Constant abd. pain and fatique.    
Meds: Vit B-12 shots monthly, zinc, multi vit, Vit E, Pentasa.    


Keeper
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   Posted 9/22/2009 10:01 PM (GMT -7)   
Solgar's is a fairly good choice. The iron is well bound and does not cause nearly the damage of most ferrous iron supplements. It is used as an additive for iron fortification for some foods that have flavors that are damaged by regular iron supplements. Preferrin is a heme type of iron supplement and is very safe and bioavailable. For those with very sensitive guts, Ferric trimaltol may offer help. To quote a book online: "In one study, ferric trimaltol corrects anemia in 14 of 19 anemic individuals, most of which had inflammatory bowel disease (which makes them very sensitive to GI track distress due to ferrous sulfate). ::::the author might be a scientist, but he sure doesn't have good grammar - and it should be "tract", not "track":::

frogeleita
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   Posted 9/23/2009 8:09 AM (GMT -7)   
ask for an infusion...instead

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lovepink
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   Posted 9/23/2009 10:32 AM (GMT -7)   
I am currently getting iron infusions! Those may work a lot better for you. Just an idea. I used to take FLORADIX iron and now I am on BLOOD BUILDER! They seem to do okay and my stomach is very sensitive to iron. Good Luck! LOVEPINK
I have had Crohn's since I was 21 years old and am almost 29!!
Unfortunately, my disease is drug resistent.  However, I will not give up and my amazing, positive hope, will remain always.  I was just recently married to the most amazing, loving, supportive husband that anyone could ever have.
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CrazyHarry
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   Posted 9/23/2009 2:41 PM (GMT -7)   
slow fe sucks imho. it is ferrous sulfate, so it will constipate you and in most people causes abdominal discomfort. i use gentle iron by solgar labs. get it at a health food store or on-line. it is free of yeast and sugars and soy and all that other junk, does not constipate your or upset your tummy.
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


ipoop2much
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   Posted 9/26/2009 8:07 AM (GMT -7)   
thanks for your responses i will try some of the recomendations, slow fe is what i was taking and it killed me. thanks again everyone  
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