please- ask your doctor about iron infusions. they are what i did when i became aenemic like 4 times this year.
they do it thru an IV. takes about 6 hours, but your good to go for a long time.
as for iron pill/supplements... they actually excerbate symptoms of colitis and are hard on the lining of the colon. i was told that taking iron pills with active UC is bad. and i agree, i took them before i knew any of this and during that time i had it pretty rough.
symptoms were definitely worse.
steph - 31 year old female - diagnosed UC in 2000
started as proctitis and now is pancolitis..this year long flare is now severe on left side only to splenic flexure.
last 4 days have been fabulous with no UC symptoms at all = remission (yey!)
tapering pred = now on 20mg prednisone 1x day with breakfast
1000mg mesalazine 2x day - 1/2 endone every
6 12 hours for pain (weaning)
calicim, inner health plus (probiotic), fentalyn patch for pain and to wean off oxycodone
VSL#3 didnt work - Aloe Elite didnt work - Budesonide didnt work
ive lost 40+lbs and my legs look like sticks ... ewww