I've always been on the lower side of my iron...like 11.8 (normal is 12-16 I think). The docs always tell me not to worry about it and even when I got pregnant they said to wait and see b/c it shouldn't be a problem.
I do remicade, so my week 5 iron was 11.8, and my week 12 iron was 8.2!!! That's a 30% drop in 7 weeks! And that was 4 weeks ago, so how low is it now!!
I'm pretty nervous. I can't call my OB till in the morning, and it took my GI 4 weeks to mail me the blood results, never bothering to call even though she knew I was pg. I'm just hoping my OB doesn't blow it off too.
Should I just not be worried about it?? I mean, that seems really low to me. And such a big drop in a small time period...I just need some advice!!!
I started suppliments tonight, and I know to drink OJ when I take it to help absorbtion (even though I HATE it and it makes me want to gag!). And I know it will probably make me sick. :( Any other tricks??
dx 4/05 with pancolitis UC after birth of my second child...
18 months of vit e enema and scd remission
Flare since 7/07...almost to surgery, now almost well through mostly natural stuff
Trying to make up the difference with...
Lialda 4/day... I don't know, 3 months maybe?
Remicade 10/26, 11/09, next 12/3
Imuran 50mg at night 11/11
Been there, tried that....