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    Old 10-19-2012, 10:30 AM   #1
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    Increase in blood pressure from iron pills?

    I've been taking iron pills (high dosage) for about a month and took my blood pressure recently and it was extremely high, and it has been staying high, but goes down some in the evening. I briefly looked online and a site said heme iron can raise blood pressure. Has anyone had any experience with iron pills raising blood pressure? If my blood pressure remains high throughout the week-end, I'll see my doctor next week. Thanks for any info. as I'd like to hear other people's stories about iron pills and their side effects.

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    Old 10-21-2012, 05:03 AM   #2
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    Re: Increase in blood pressure from iron pills?

    Same thing happened to me high dosage iron for a month and highbloodpressure. I think they also suppressed my thyroid hormones. Taking less iron would be helpful.
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    Re: Increase in blood pressure from iron pills?

    I have noticed sometimes that I get very anxious and excited right after I take one of my iron supplements. I have Hemax which is like taking 3 normal pills at once. I feel better from taking the iron but initially it is very intense and kinda scary. For a long time I didn't connect the two and couldn't figure out why I was so anxious all of a sudden, almost like a panic attack.

     
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    Re: Increase in blood pressure from iron pills?

    My bloodpressure is going up again on ferrous fumarate. Gonna take ferrous sulfate liquid maybe it will build up faster.
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