My son, who has colitis was advised to take Forvia Vitamins which he has been taking for awhile.
Lately though, he has been feeling very tired,,,and was having stomach pains...
He also has been on Remicade for 2 years. He thought he was anemic,,,and went to his doctor
and asked to have his iron intake tested,, What a shock to learn he had IRON OVERLOAD.
It was making him very sick,,,and is very dangerous. His regular internist told him to quit the
Forvia immediately and also Vit. C as it absorbs the Iron...also he has to have his blood
drawn out..he donated a pint of blood today. He will have his blood checked again in a month and
will continue to have blood removed until he reaches correct levels.
I just wanted people who are taking Forvia to be aware of this potential to overload on the Iron since
it contains 170% of a recommended daily need...which is to much..plus, if you eat a lot of red meat or
other foods high in iron. If you are feeling really tired,,,and just not well,,,consult your Primary doctor
to check your iron levels...Rarely does a doctor bother to check it during regular blood tests. My son
never had his iron checked with all the blood tests he has had.
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