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American Woman
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   Posted 7/16/2010 12:51 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Everyone.
Just have a quick question.  Is having low iron saturation or anything to do with your iron, something that pertains to fibro?  Whenever anything else goes wrong with my body I always wonder if it has to do with the fibro.  I'm on a prescription iron pill(5GR Ferrous Sulf) and I have to be on it for at least 6 months.  Any thoughts on this would be appreciated.
American Woman

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   Posted 7/16/2010 1:09 PM (GMT -7)   
My oldest is having low iron levels, but she doesn't have fibro as a diagnosis. She has 2 small children and the youngest is 8 months old. She started having a reaction to her iron pill, so she stopped taking it after she broke out in hives. Do not know if the iron caused it or not.

Eating raw spinach salads are good for you. You need to make sure not to take milk products winthin I think it is an hour of taking the iron pills or it will bind it and not allow it to be absorbed.

I hope you get to feeling better soon!

American Woman
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   Posted 7/16/2010 1:20 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks for the tips. I didn't know that about the milk. Today is my first day taking the iron pill. I hope I don't get any side effects and that it works

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   Posted 7/16/2010 3:00 PM (GMT -7)   
Iron absorption is enhanced by the presence of vitamin C in the intestines so taking it with tomato or orange juice is helpful. People who cook with cast iron get all the iron they need if they cook with tomatoes. tongue When my hemoglobin bottomed out during my pregnancies my doc put me on cream of wheat each morning. Sprinkle of brown sugar, some strawberries for vitamin C... I was a happy camper and it raised my iron levels painlessly.

BTW, postmenopausal women should not take iron supplements or iron fortified vitamins unless told to do so by their doctors. (This is why there is a Centrum Silver) High iron levels have been directly linked to increased risk of heart attacks.
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Post Edited (Jeannie143) : 7/16/2010 4:03:54 PM (GMT-6)

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