That's interesting. How did you discover that you do not absorb oral iron?
I'm always low on iron. I started seeing a hematologist and he put me on oral iron pills. They didn't do a thing to bring my levels up so we started doing the infusions instead and that helps me much better.
Marianne- age 47
DX Pancolitis in 2005. Family history of UC. Symptoms started shortly after I quit smoking
Tried every drug-even Remicade & Cyclosporine-Tried diets-nothing worked.
Step 1: J-pouch surgery (Laparoscopic restorative proctocolectomy w/ temporary diverting loop ileostomy) 6-25-10
Step 2: Take down surgery (Ileostomy reversal) 10/8/10
No more UC and no more drugs.Very happy j- poucher