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Docs preference: assuming they are treating low Fe , and are following your response, is what most matters. ...Read more
Reassurance: You can take ferrous glauconite if you really!!! Need this at your age and enjoy your life. ...Read more
Prescribed 210mg of Ferrous Fumarate. 1 3 times a day because my hemoglobin is 10, is this fine or to much?
Good dose of iron: This is a good dose for getting maximum benefit. It is essential that your body is low in Iron as shown on blood testing for Iron stores. Once your Hemoglobin(Hb) goes up, the dose of Iron pills can be reduced to 1 tab twice a day. But either dose is fine. Send us your CBC results as we want to know what your MCV result is besides having a low Hb. ...Read more
I've just started ferrous fumarate as sulphate didn't suit me. I'm feeling quite poorly, my iron stores are 4 is that low?
It should help: The ferrous form of iron is usually the best absorbed. Some people tolerate ferrous fumarate or gluconate better than ferrous sulfate. GI side effects are usually the problem. I presume your ferritin level is 4 ng/ml, which is low suggesting iron deficiency and is the likely cause of feeling poorly. Hopefully you can tolerate the ferrous fumarate and resupply your body's iron. ...Read more
Can I take 4 tabs or iron a day instead of 3 as I have very low iron stores ( ferritin 7)? I use 325 mg of ferrous fumarate.
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