How long can it take for iron supplements to get rid of anemia symptoms?

60-90 days. If it's going to work, you need enbough time to make more red blood cells. Keep getting it checked to make sure it's not something serious like crohn's.
Depends. This will depend on how low the blood counts were when iron deficiency was diagnosed. It also depends on how much and what type of iron is being taken. Ideally, the anemia will be improved in 4-8 weeks. However, treatment may be needed for longer, as the goal is often to replenish the body's iron stores. This take a month or two longer.

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Iron saturation= 10.5%. No anemia. Dr. told me to take over counter iron supplements, freq. Unspecified. Is 1 a wk good to not get overload? Thanks

No. If you are having periods, you are losing iron each month and iron deficiency is not uncommon in women during their reproductive years. You should follow your doctor's prescription and take at least 120 mg of iron per day. Take the pill with meals and if constipation is an issue, take a fiber laxative. You may consult this site for info: http://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/articles/oral-iron-supplementation. Read more...
Monitor Ferr.when Rx.
Iron deficiency may be severe despite a normal hemoglobin and full blood count. Symptoms which may be prolonged and debilitating, should raise a clinical suspicion on iron deficiency . Ferritin concentration (cut off <30 ?g/L) is the most sensitive and specific test of iron deficiency. Iron should be administrated much longer, on average 6–12 mths.with sustained target of Ferritin> than 100ug/L. Read more...

Can I take two different types of iron supplements for anemia?

Why? There is no need to take 2 different ones. If you are iron deficient and you are absorbing the iron, take one type. Ferrous sulfate is the most common form and no reason to take more than 3 tablets a day. I hope this helps. Read more...

Being predisposed to hemochromatosis, is it okay to take iron supplements for incredible fatigue possibly due to anemia?

No. It is never appropriate to shotgun a symptom with vitamins. Iron deficiency will make you feel tired before you become anemic; if you take an iron tablet, you'll ruin the ability of a serum iron assay / serum ferritin to assess your iron levels accurately. Plus, if you are iron-deficient and not on a iron-poor diet, you must find the cause -- it's life-threatening until proved otherwise. Read more...
Do not guess. Get checked out for anemia first and verify need for iron supplementation before taking any. Do not just guess. Also get thyroid checked out. Make sure to check free T3 (liothyronine) and reverse t3 (liothyronine). Ft3 (liothyronine) should be in upper range and rt3 (liothyronine) in lower range. Read more...
Blood tests first... Hemochromatosis is a disease of iron overload. If you are very fatigued, i would get some simple blood work first before you start taking iron supplements. You might not be anemic, or if you are, iron deficiency might not be the cause. Read more...

How long after stopping iron supplements can I have an accurate blood test for anemia? Thanks

Any time. It all depends on the initial plan of care and ideally you want to check with your prescriber about follow up tests. You do not have to be off iron supplements to be rechecked for anemia. Merci beaucoup et a bientot! Read more...

Very dark circles around my eyes. (Most likely from anemia) How do I make them lighter? I already take iron supplements.

Circles. Actually , I usualy associate dark circles with allergies. You may want to try an antihistamine or regular nasal saline flush to see if this improves your circles. Read more...