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eva124
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Date Joined Sep 2007
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   Posted 9/8/2007 4:26 AM (GMT -7)   
im anemic atm so my doc gve me iron pills he warned me that they mite gve me D so i took them wen i didint haf work.few hours lata i had the most terrible tummy cramps,they lasted for bout an hour maybe less then the nxt morn i had D. so now wat i dnt wanna tke the iron pills again even thou the doc sed to try em a couple of days lata if i get D but im not going thru that pain again wat else could the doc give me? im not very tired and the doc didnt tell me how badly anemic i am....urgh dumb pills.

sukay
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   Posted 9/8/2007 4:43 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi again Eva,
 
Again....the same thing happened to me when I was first diagnosed...the iron supplements were just too hard on my tummy. My GI suggested an iron supplement that was very easy on the tummy.  I can't remember the name, but when you go to the pharmacy and talk with the pharmacist, they can give you the proper name. I think I remember it being a slow released tab. Anyway they will know what you are looking for.
~Sukay~
 
Crohns Disease-Remicade since 1999, Methotrexate
Fibromyalgia & Arthritis
Bipolar & Panic/Anxiety-Trileptal, Xanax, Trazadone, Wellbutrin


CrazyHarry
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Date Joined Mar 2006
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   Posted 9/8/2007 8:19 AM (GMT -7)   
i am taking a dessicated buffalo liver supplement for iron to treat my anemia. check out carlson labs. most iron supplements constipate you. i have found this does not. also animal based iron is better than plant based iron since we are animals we can utilize it in that form better than what is found in plants (like vitamin A vs beta carotene and AlA vs EPA - omega 3)

i also eat a lot spinach, take a green drink, and 2-3 x week i eat red meat cooked medium rare. this is my protocol and it seems to be working so far. i also started to take a b-12 supplement since i have discovered that if you are anemic chances are your b-12 stores are low too. get a sublingual b-12 supplement.

increased iron promotes rbc production. hopefully you get to normal soon, which is about 12-14 for hemoglobin.
Crazy Harry

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Crohn's since 1993 (17 yrs old then)
been on basically every med available, currently on colozal & 6-mp
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


dragonfly137927
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Date Joined Sep 2006
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   Posted 9/8/2007 6:53 PM (GMT -7)   
Slow-Fe is a slow release iron form sold at the pharmacy, it is a bit more expensive but there are fewer side effects, you may want to try these.
Dx with Crohn's 1987, symptoms as early as 1984.
Temp iliostomy February 2007, reversed June 2007, Ovarian cysts, migraines, allergies (incl food allergies) , oral allergy syndrome (diff than true food allergies), Asthma, Gall Bladder removed 1999, Inguenal hernia 1987
 
 


CrazyHarry
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Date Joined Mar 2006
Total Posts : 1034
   Posted 9/9/2007 7:12 AM (GMT -7)   
i used slow fe in the distant past (i was anemic when i was first diagnosed with CD). it does work but it does constipate you. just FYI.
Crazy Harry

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Crohn's since 1993 (17 yrs old then)
been on basically every med available, currently on colozal & 6-mp
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


killerzoey
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Date Joined Jul 2007
Total Posts : 161
   Posted 9/9/2007 4:33 PM (GMT -7)   
I was really torn up by my iron supplements and I stopped taking them. Luckily, what was mild anemia is fine now for some reason. I just want to say I wish I'd known what was tearing me up and stopped it sooner - it's taken me a while to heal. I hope you find a formula that works for you!
36 year old mother of a fabulous toddler.
Diagnosed with Crohn's July 2007. I believe it's in the right side of my colon.
Tapered down off Entocort mid August. Now on Asacol 2400, Protonix 40mg/day.

On Specific Carbohydrate Diet (SCD) since late July and seeing improvement in "output" quality and hopefully therefore absorption. Taking SCD legal supplements: B vitamins, Folonic Acid 800mg, EnZym Complete DPP IV Aid by Kirkman, and Saccaromyces Boulardii (a probiotic yeast).

Current biggest complaints: LRQ fullness and slight burning, gastritis symptoms, horrible right hip and low back pain.


njmom
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Date Joined Apr 2006
Total Posts : 1884
   Posted 9/11/2007 9:37 PM (GMT -7)   
Solgar's "Gentle Iron" (25mg) worked for us.

gachrons
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Date Joined Mar 2007
Total Posts : 4527
   Posted 9/12/2007 5:37 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi There is always the needle shots but when I had them years ago it sure gave me a sore rump .lol gail

HabsHockeyFan
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Date Joined Jan 2006
Total Posts : 3130
   Posted 9/12/2007 7:05 AM (GMT -7)   
Along with getting the SlowFe, I found taking with food as very important.
Dx'd '90 (emergency rupture), symptoms ignored long before that, '03 fistulas and bad flagyl reactions, B12 weekly, Pentasa [until I surrender to the bigger meds]
I'm riding on the escalator of life....

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