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Can I take iron pill after taking a midol?

Can I take iron pill after taking a midol?

Iron: Iron mediciations can be irritating on the stomach and are best taking with food, but if you ate before taking the iron and midol, I think you'd be all right. ...Read more

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How many times can I take iron pills if my hb is very low?

How many times can I take iron pills if my hb is very low?

Once daily: You need to address the cause of your anemia. Taking iron will not help immediately and is unlikely to help if you continue to have blood loss. Taking more is not better; simple side effects include severe constipation. In excess, iron can be very poisonous. Be careful and ask your ob/gyn if you are a candidate for a myomectomy (fibroid surgery). ...Read more

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Could you take iron pills with water?

Could you take iron pills with water?

Yes: It is usually a good idea to take iron pills with meals to diminish stomach irritation.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
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I have very low iron, and cannot take iron pills/liquid because I get very sick. Is there any solution?

Eat iron rich foods: T
egg yolks
dark, leafy greens (spinach, collards)
dried fruit (prunes, raisins)
iron-enriched cereals and grains (check the labels)
mollusks (oysters, clams, scallops)
turkey or chicken giblets
beans, lentils, chick peas and soybeans
liver
artichokes
talk with your doctor about iron injections. ...Read more

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I have had the correct tests for iron overload and I have low iron; should I worry and should I take iron pills?

I have had the correct tests for iron overload and I have low iron; should I worry and should I take iron pills?

Iron and Anemia: If you had the tests done, you will know what is the best way to correct your problem. Your doctor will tell you what these tests mean, and will follow you to make sure you are not getting too much iron. Remember, taking iron with vitamin c, and with all vitamins and minerals, take with foot, improves your chances of absorbing the iron to correct your "low iron.". ...Read more

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Why can't you take iron pills when you are getting a capsule endoscopy?

Why can't you take iron pills when you are getting a capsule endoscopy?

Color: Mainly because it changes the color of your intestinal secretions and stool. It also causes constipation. Therefore it may preclude you to have an optimal examination. Most patients getting a capsule endoscopy have anemia, however stopping it for a few days prior to the test is ok and recommended. ...Read more

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What to if I am supposed to take iron pills. Can I just take a vitamin with iron?

What to if I am supposed to take iron pills. Can I just take a vitamin with iron?

Dosage: How much iron dosage are you instructed to take. Does the vitamin tablet with iron have that dosage of iron - if yes then ok - if no then that is not for you and you will need to get an iron tablet with the correct dosage. ...Read more

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How long does it take for your blood count to start going up when you take iron pills?

How long does it take for your blood count to start going up when you take iron pills?

About a Month: The average life span of a blood cell is about a month. You would expect it to take at least that long. ...Read more

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Can I take iron pill after seeing my period?

Can I take iron pill after seeing my period?

Yes: If it is indicated, as in if you have been told you have low iron levels, you can take an iron supplement daily regardless of the time of your cycle. And if you a vegan or vegetarian, you probably would be best suited by taking an iron supplement regardless. Remember to watch out for constipation from the iron supplement and that it may make your stool black! ...Read more

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I have low iron/anemic and 130/80 bp, can you take iron pills and calcium together?

I have low iron/anemic and 130/80 bp, can you take iron pills and calcium together?

Probably should not: Calcium is known to inhibit the absorption of iron. You need to discuss how to schedule taking these supplements with your physician. ...Read more

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My total iron is 20, my ibc 532, saturation is 4 and ferritin is 1 do I need to take iron pills?

Fe deficiency anemia: You definitely have iron deficiency anemia and you should be on iron. But most importantly, you have t find out the cause of your iron deficiency. Are you bleeding?
You should be evaluated by the gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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I am 26 weeks and anemic. I am starting to take iron pills but how has this affected baby so far?

I am 26 weeks and anemic. I am starting to take iron pills but how has this affected baby so far?

Baby takes your Iron: The baby takes iron from you as you are it's food source. This may of contributed to your anemia.
If the anemia was not extreme, it should not affect the baby. It is important to take iron now (w/ or w/o stool softeners) so that you can build up your blood levels before delivery. ...Read more

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MCV level 78.3 MCH level 25.1 Can I take Iron pills and B12 Together? If so will twice a day be fine?

MCV level 78.3 MCH level 25.1 Can I take Iron pills and B12 Together? If so will twice a day be fine?

Yes to both: It would be better to take iron with food to avoid stomach irritation. It does not matter for B12. You may wish to substitute a multivitamin for B12 once a day. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
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Why might someone throw up whenever they take iron pills?

Why might someone throw up whenever they take iron pills?

Stomach irritation: Iron is a known irritant to the stomach. If iron supplementation is needed and person cannot tolerate oral iron, iron can be given intravenously.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
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I used to take iron pills, then I stopped for a month. Now my period is 5 days late?

I used to take iron pills, then I stopped for a month. Now my period is 5 days late?

Pregnancy test: Home pregnancy tests are very accurate. They are the same tests used in a doctors office. They can detect a pregnancy 7-10 days after conception. The best time to take one is when you miss your period. If you doubt the result you can repeat it in 1-2 days. If you were pregnant the hormone level would rise enough for detection. Taking iron pills has nothing to do with this. ...Read more

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I am supposed to take iron pills. Can I just take a vitamin, eat liver and cook with iron skillets?

I am supposed to take iron pills. Can I just take a vitamin, eat liver and cook with iron skillets?

Yes, but also...: Iron pills are often poorly absorbed and cause side effects, so obtaining iron from your diet is a good strategy. Chicken & beef liver are good choices but I strongly advise organically-raised animals. Other good sources of iron include beans, lentils, tofu, spinach, raisins, clams, oysters, beef & chicken. For more info see http://ods. Od.Nih. Gov/factsheets/iron-healthprofessional/. ...Read more

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How many times can I take iron pills if my hb is very low and I have large fibroids which needs surgery?

Seesaw issue: The thing is, if you're loosing blood because of the fibroid and they've told you to get it out surgically, you kind of need to get that done first. That's like the hole that sunk the titanic, and iron is barely a bandaid. People often can't tolerate a great deal of oral iron because it causes constipation. It's certainly better than nothing, but the heart of the matter is the fibroids. ...Read more

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I feel very tired and life less. My husband calls me lazy but I try to explain to him I'm just anemic! I take iron pills but it doesn't work! ?

I feel very tired and life less. My husband calls me lazy but I try to explain to him I'm just anemic! I take iron pills but it doesn't work! ?

Anemia: Fatigue can because by many medical conditions including anemia. Low blood counts can be due to many things. Taking iron supplementation may not help anemia depending on its cause. You should be evaluated by a physician. ...Read more

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If I'm anemic can I still donate blood if I don't take iron pills and if I'm on kidney medication?

If I'm anemic can I still donate blood if I don't take iron pills and if I'm on kidney medication?

No: Only in a special situation where an anemic person's blood is urgently needed would anyone want to take an anemic person's blood donation... because it would make the donor even more anemic. Perhaps if an anemic person were the only matching donor remaining in town, and a tranfusion was emergently needed... but that situation should not happen anywhere in modern America. ...Read more

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Just got prescribed vyvansa. Nervous about it causing high heart rate. Is that common? Should I get it checked? Can I take iron pills on vyvansa?

Heart rate is: Part of its normal effect but it is usually not a problem. You can take iron pills but make sure you need them! ...Read more

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