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Old 02-25-2013, 04:38 AM   #1
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Symptoms of taking too much iron

Don't know if it is the flu. Fullness in head, back of neck stiff, feel tired, kinda sick at my stomach, also get light headed at times.

Have been taking 200mg of elemental iron for almost since the 13th of February. A support group told me that is what it would take to get my iron up with a saturation of 19 percent.

My body is telling me to cut back. I am taking ferrous fumarate. Was doing great till here lately.

I think it would be best to cut back now do you agree?
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Re: Symptoms of taking too much iron

I think it is the flu.
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Re: Symptoms of taking too much iron

Lady are you taking iron under the care of a Dr.? If not you should at least be getting labs done soon just to see where you are. It's weird but from the research I have done the symptoms of iron overloading are the same as the symptoms from anemia...go figure. You are probably right just the flu, but might wanna get some labs better safe then sorry. If your last numbers were low I highly doubt you are overloading cause it takes forever to get them numbers back up.

 
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Re: Symptoms of taking too much iron

Thanks Heather, I had a frontal sinus headache and lower back pain this morning. My stomach has been bloated and I do take vitamin c with my iron.

I get hotter then usual and at night. Its just all weird.LOL


Yes I am going to doc for bloodtests this week if it doesn't snow too heavily.
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Thanks Heather, I had a frontal sinus headache and lower back pain this morning. My stomach has been bloated and I do take vitamin c with my iron.

I get hotter then usual and at night. Its just all weird.LOL


Yes I am going to doc for bloodtests this week if it doesn't snow too heavily.
I get the same way. How do I know I'm getting to much when the symptoms are the same! I'm going in today. Haven't had them checked since my ablation, trying not to get my hopes up.......

 
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