fimk: where do you (personally) purchase this liquid iron, "Ferrous Sulfate Elixir"? How many times a day do you take it and how much "daily value %" is in it?
What about the gelcap multivitamin? Where do you get it and is it supposed to absorb better than a regular caplet as well?
I'm asking because I'm on 3, Ferrous Sulfate caplet/pills a day which amounts to 975mg of Iron/day. PLUS I get 100% of the recommended daily value in a multi-vitamin (pill form) which is only 18mg!!
It shocks me that the recommended daily value of Iron for women my age is 18mg and I'm taking about 55 TIMES that amount daily and my Iron levels are still low after being on this amount for over a year. Crazy.
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)