Low Iron Help and Euro-Fer
Am I reading correctly 8 for your hemoglobin that is beyond low! WOW!
It took me 8 months to have my iron levels come back into the normal range but I am taking 600 mg of iron a day - it ferrous fumerate - Palafer - I ask for it behind the counter at shoppers.
The lowest mine got after blood loss after surgery was in the 30's and I am finally up to 130 my dr would like to see me at 140 as I have heavy periods since WLS surgery in June 08.
I saw a hematologist for my low iron- he said I had 3 months to get it to 100 and I was almost 4 months getting it there but I did with the 600 mg each day - he said if I wasnt able to get it up we would be switching to the IV iron infussions.
Did your dr or pharmacist tell you to take your iron at nighttime on an empty stomach with vitamin c- the hematologist told me that was the best time - I take my palafer 2 capsules which is the 600 mg at night with 1000 mg vitamin C- the recommended dose of vitamin C is not that high but my system has generally been run down since surgery so I am trying to keep ahead of the game.
Caroline good luck with everything - low iron/anemia takes it toll - I had the energy of a sloth - look after yourself.
Talk to the pharmacist about the increase.... I had a hard time adjusting to the 600 mg it took a while for me to counter balance it with enough fibre - I am not a professional I just can not believe that a dr would think with RNY you could possibly absorb enough iron when your level is so low. Are you feeling really tired and run down ?
Hope this helps some, Lise