My iron ws pretty low, 9.5, for about
6 months. I couldn't tolerate iron pills. But I found a new iron tablet, struggled through the first week and after that my body got used to it. I took a triple does for 10 weeks on my doctors advice. 10 weeks later my iron levels had gone from 9.5 to 15.5. I thought this was really really fast but apparently your iron builds up at an exponential (as opposed to a linear) way. The more you take the greater the rate of increase. So hang in there. You can turn amemia around quite quickly.
If your iron levels are low your sed rate is meaningless. For the sed rate to give a result that can be interpreted then it assumes you have normal iron levels. Sed rate is heavily influenced by iron so if you are anemic theres not much reliance that can be placed on the result.
Whats your CRP level - C Reactive Protein - not as affected by iron as Sed Rate?
Whats your white blood count (WBC). High white blood count implies infection and bleeding?
Whats you platelet count? High platlets imply bleeding
Asacol and Iron as Needed. <I've fallen back into unhealthy ways and really enjoying it, burb!>
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