I recently started seeing a new allergist, and he did a lot of blood work on me. After scaring me half to death by telling me my white blood cell and platelet count is high, they did more tests and have concluded I am anemic. They now want me to start taking iron pills.
Has anyone here taken iron pills and are there any side effects? I have Irritable Bowel Syndrome and have a very weak stomach, which may be a result of the pill which I take for Poly-Cystic Ovary Syndrome. I feel like the last thing I need is another pill in my system!
Also, I asked the nurse if the heightened white cell count has anything to do with anemia and she didn't know. Does anyone here have any idea? I've had my iron tested PLENTY of times over the years and the results have always been normal. They told me these results were normal but that I'm not absorboing the iron properly. Any advice? This is all so confusing!