iron pills are known to excerbate inflammation of the colon and excerbate UC. my doc said not to take them when flaring.. i know, catch 22, cuz i get severly aneamic when im flaring cuz i lose sooo much blood. i have to have iron infusions.
also, a lot of meds we take, including pred (im told by gp) inhibits the absorption of iron, so pills do nothing but cause probs.
steph - 33 - female - gold coast australia - UC since 2000
im in remission ~ wOOhOO ! no symptoms for last 2 weeks!
waiting for blood test to see if i can start imuran
just finished 3 months of prednisolone (worked) -tapered with no issues -left with moonface + fat! o.0
mesalazine granules 3g x1 a day (much nicer than a million tablets a day)
tumeric capsules, vitamin d3, enteric coated fish oil, xango juice 30ml x3 a day
pre-conception vitamins and minerals (cuz we trying to make a baby)
i still eat what i want, when i want, if i feel like eating at all ... diet doesn't affect my UC.