Posted 10/22/2011 1:54 AM (GMT -7)
I take iron bisglycinate also called "gentle iron". Solgar makes it in a 25mg capsule. It is non-constipating and also non irritating in the intestines/stomach and also suitable for vegetarians. I usually take it apart from any other food so it can be absorbed better. Taking it with Vit C is a great idea. The ices I have everyday have 100% of the Vit C needed so that makes a good team.
Most Crohn's patients get a b12 shot once a month from their doctor.
Most anemia in us is caused by either low iron stores (your doctor can check your ferritin levels) or low B12.
B12 is only absorbed in the last part of the terminal ileum, one of the first places Crohn's people experience inflammation (whether they know it or not) so that's why we need the shots. They do sell sublingual B12 you can put under your tongue and it can get absorbed straight into your bloodstream but it really doesn't work anywhere as well as a shot.
First Resection July2011, Brain Aneurysn FIXED May2011, Crohn's, Migraines, Fibromyalgia, Hypothyroid, Polychondritis, Pericarditis, Depression, PTSD
Lacto-Vegetarian Low-Residue Diet,
Solgar V-75, GentleIron, Calcium, VitD, Flaxseed Oil, B2, Biotin, B12shot,
Pentasa, Toprol, Gabapentin, Synthroid, Omeprazole, BABY ASPIRIN, Flexerol, Zocor, Xanax, Fiorinal, Was on Entocort, INH, Prednisone