I am also mildly anemic because of my rectal bleeding. But my doctors said I don't need iron pills yet. I went to see a Chinese herbalist doctor yesterday with the intention of getting some natural supplements. To my surprise, he just asked me to eat more beef. He said beef is the best source of iron. And he didn't sell me anything.
Ulcerative proctitis diagnosed in July 2006. Medications: Salofalk enema nightly.
Remission from Nov 2006 to Oct 2007. Then a bad cold and a bad flare till the present.
Pancolitis diagnosed in April 2008. Current medications: Salofalk enema/suppository, Salofalk tablets 500mg x 3/day, Azathioprine 75 mg. Warfarin for my Deep Vein Thrombosis which resulted from diarrheas and dehydration in Feb 2008.
Supplements: Probiotics, Calcium with Vitamin D, Vitamin B Complex, Vitamin C and psyllium capsule (Metamucil)