iron tablets will excerbate inflammation of the colon.
catch 22... you need it, but its not good for the colon.
my doc sends me to the hospital for iron infusions when i become aneamic.
it is a 6 hour experience, but worth it cuz it gives you enough iron to last 6 months to a year with our condition.
and i am one of those UC'ers that bleeds profusely every time i go to the toilet.
so i lose a lot of blood.
and the infusions work quick. all aneamic type symptoms are gone in like 2-3 days.
steph - 32 - female - UC since 2000
currently flaring again.. grrr! (triggered by stress - grrr)
mesalazine granules 3g x1 a day (much nicer than a million tablets a day)
enteric coated fish oil -omega 3 (so they get all the way to my colon)
vitamin D3 x1 a day
prednisolone 25mg x1 a day (ick ick and did i say ick?)
tumeric capsules x3 a day