I have been anemic before, my Hg was 8 (normal 14-18). I just went to my local Costco store and bought Naturemade Iron. Each pill has 325 mg of ferrous sulfate. I have never done IV iron or used slow Fe. This one is easy on my stomach and I usally take it with a little vitamin C, orange juice or orange. The vitamin C helps absorb the iron better. Also dairy and calcium and caffiene inhibit iron absorption. I would give mine a try as it worked well for me. My las Hg count was 14.5, about
a month ago.
39 Year Old Male, Dentist
Dx: Ulcerative Colitis 1996 via colonscopy and biopsy. Pancolitis with chronic and moderate inflammation.
Started UC around 92.
Past Meds: Asacol and occasionally Prednisone
Have had 6 colonscopies throughout my hx with UC.
Current Meds: Imuran, started with 200 mg and recently lowered it to 150 mg
Most recent colonscopy 2009 after 6 months of Imuran, colon is 90% healed
Currently in remission