EDIT: my mom, who took me for the colonoscopy, reminded me the doctor told me to refrain from iron at least until my next visit. I was (understandbly) still groggy when we discussed this so I didn't remember.
As far as the folic acid, I tried to eat foods rich with it today, I'm going to inquire about
this at my next visit, which isn't for two weeks. I'm also curious if I should be taking a multi-vitamin too. I'm currently making a list of questions to ask him.
So far I've taken 3 of the Sulfa pills. Last one tonight before bed. How soon do side effects start with this pill? So far I've had none. Actually, my head has been SO CLEAR, much more clear than when I take iron. I also had much more energy today. Normally, I'm draining by 3 or 4, can barely function at work, but I didn't experience that at all.
My biggest problem with the pills is that they are HUGE and they are hard for me to swallow, they keep getting lodged in the back of my throat and I have to guzzle water to get them down. This freaks me out.
I still didn't have an appetite today. I don't think it's the Sulfa. I haven't been able to eat much since the colonoscopy yesterday. I'm just not hungry, but I can keep the food down.
As far as my stomach, until 6:30pm, it barely even rumbled (very rare for me), but then I had two run-for-the-bathroom moments as soon as I got home from work. Loose, but no blood. Still, that's much less often than normal. Could be a result of my lack of diet the last few days though.
I started a diary to track my progress.
So am I right to assume I am lucky to not have a side effect yet? Or is it too early to determine this?
Post Edited (KaseyF) : 5/14/2008 6:16:10 PM (GMT-6)