PLEASE, I can only agree with what the others have said. A good multivitamin will give her the full daily dose of iron, plus folic acid. Taken with food it should be tolerable.
With a low-carb, limited meat diet, where is she getting her proteins and calories from? If you're depending on fat for that, it's the worst possible thing. High-fat foods are not tolerated by almost all of us here. Please, I'm begging, let her eat whatever she can tolerate at this time. Your frantic need to get her to stop bleeding and going so often puts a burden on her to meet your needs. I know you try not to let her see, but believe me, she knows.
Your love for your daughter is unquestionable. Your devotion and support are clear. But just as in so many things children go through, you can't do this for her. For her own mental health, she needs to start educating herself on the condition and managing her life and health for herself. Your role at this point is to support her in whatever she decides.
I know you want to help and you're beside yourself with fear, but the sheer number of factors you're changing all at the same time could very well make her worse instead of better.
Old Hat, please remember that we're here to support. All of us deal with this issue in our own ways, neither right nor wrong. You have so much helpful information to share with all of us.
Moderate to severe left-sided UC (21 cm) diagnosed 2001.
Asacol, Rowasa, Pentasa, Prednisone, Entocort, Azathioprine
Colazal, Remicade, Nature's Way Primadophilus Reuteri.
In remission since April, 2006. Remicade has been my wonder drug.
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