I'm anemic too and B12 shots save the day always! Maybe you could try that? Iron tablets are really hard on the stomach unfortunately but she should try taking it :( But definitely try the B12 shots too. Have you checked the level of her Feritin? It's basically shows the accumulation of iron in your cells, which is far more important than the Iron test alone - which shows the level of the iron in the blood. Every time I get a B12 shot my Feritin goes up and I don't feel as tired. I get it once a month.
If your daughter is on 6-MP she should definitely be taking Folic Acid everyday! HIGHLY IMPORTANT! The deficiency of the folic acid can also lead to a certain type of anemia. I was taking iron while being on Imuran, which is just like 6MP and I didn't have any problems with it besides that they're both hard on the stomach :( she shouldn't take any of these on an empty stomach...
I'm still anemic even though I take Folic Acid and b12 shots...but i sure know my CD would get even worse if I didn't take this.
I'm 21 and you're daughter is still developing so like I said HIGHLY IMPORTANT!!
21 yr. old with crohn colitis. Diagnosed in March 2004. No surgeries so far.
Post Edited (caroline_r) : 2/5/2009 3:25:20 PM (GMT-7)