Depends on how low your hemoglobin is. If it were like at 5, you might need a blood transfusion. And is it just your hemoglobin that's low? Did they do an Iron w/TIBC Ferratin blood test to show what your Iron levels are compared to your hemoglobin?
My Iron has been low for over a year. The iron pills I take first really messed with my gut but I finally got used to them. But after a 1 1/2 years on Ferrous Sulfate, my Iron level is still below the normal range so I still get lethargic & have shortness of breath. My hemoglobin was at 10 before I had surgery a few weeks ago but my surgeon wasn't concerned about it since I was on the Iron supplements.
PSA, thanks for the info on the mint leaves and pomegranate juice...that's interesting. I haven't heard that helps with low hemoglobin.
Diagnosed in October, 2004 at age 32 (misdiagnosed with IBS in 2002)
Current Rx's: Colazal (generic), Omeprazole, Ferrous Sulfate, Librax, One-A-Day multivitamin, Probiotic, Omega-3 Fish Oil, Vitamin D, Cranberry pills
Secondary conditions: swelling ankles, extreme fatigue, mouth ulcers, joint pain
Previous/occasional Rx's: Prednisone, Flagyl, Levaquin, Xifaxan, Carafate
4/7/09: Gall bladder removal laproscopic surgery (gall stones)