Re: Iron supplements and diarrhea
My experiances with oral iron were that i was given ferrous sulphate - it gave me diarrehea, numerous different types of oral iron were then tried (even the stuff the give to kids) again all gave me diarrehea, so now i have intravenious iron about every 6months.
Although my experiances werent good, it can just be down to a certain ingrediant that may just be causing your problem. You really must speak to your doctor, there are loads of different types of iron pills available, so it may just be a case of finding one that suits you best rather than an absorbtion problem like in my case.
Do the doctors know why your deficent?
Try not to worry, speak to your doc and see if you can switch to something else, in the meantime make sure you get plenty of iron in your diet and maybe consider taking a supplement if you arent too keen on certain iron rich foods. I recommend a product called spatone, its a water you mix with (preferably) orange juice, its supposed to have the equivelent iron content to 8lbs of broccoli.
Speak to your doc and let me know how you get on, you will always find support here.