Thanks for the suggestions everybody, I'll mention them to my GI when I see him on Friday.
Iron infusions can come with their own set of problems too and should only be done if absolutely necessary. I'm still dealing with anemia but I cannot take ferrous sulfate....it kills my stomach. I have been taking a brand called Feosol Bifera hip & pic iron. It's a lot gentler on your stomach and I have seen improvements while I have been on it. I take it 2x a day as per instructions of my doctor. Alway check with your doctor first if you make any changes.
I was on Bifera before this, it seemed to agree with me more, but the pharmacy stopped carrying it for whatever reason. Guess I'll need to hunt it down. They changed the name to Feosol. I almost didn't locate it on the shelf because I was looking for the Bifera name.
DX UC in 2005. Family history of UC.
Tried every drug-even Remicade-Tried diets-nothing worked-wanted my life back!
Step 1: J-pouch surgery (Laparoscopic restorative proctocolectomy w/ temporary diverting loop ileostomy) 6-25-10
Step 2: Take down surgery (Ileostomy reversal) 10/8/10
No more UC and no more drugs!! Very happy with my results of this surgery-got my life back! :)