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Lady50 11-15-2012 05:37 AM

It is time for less iron now
I have been taking high dose iron for a month and started having symptoms of getting too much. Such as fluid retention, tired, hearing heartbeat on exertion(which could have something to do with suppressing thyroid). My doc doesn't know if iron suppresses thyroid. Blah!!!

So am taking 130mgs of elemental iron liquid ferrous sulfate now until end of December. Can't raise thyroid meds because if I stop the iron thyroid hormones will go up too quickly. Hopefully the less iron will do the trick.

wersthebeef 11-22-2012 07:16 PM

Re: It is time for less iron now
I don't think you should stop iron unless your doctor says to. Iron supplements can make you feel weird and cause some GI distress, but they are going to make you feel great in the long run. Sometimes when I take iron, it's a very intense and anxious feeling. But after weeks of taking it I can finally walk without my legs hurting.

Lady50 11-26-2012 11:17 AM

Re: It is time for less iron now
Thanks but my doctor does not know her #### from a hole in the ground about iron and thyroid.;)

I decided to take 87mgs of elemental iron a day of ferrous fumerate. The sulfate almost killed me. Don't know if it was just too much or what.

Heatherx5 11-26-2012 09:06 PM

Re: It is time for less iron now
I feel like you Lady....I went and had to get labs twice because they messed up. The 2nd time I'm firm on this I want my iron and ferritin checked, they only checked ferritin. I have been taking iron for 7 months, my Dr. has not once suggested to me that I go to a GI Dr. I'm going to get a thermal ablation on the 10th to slow the cycles down and pray that is it. I started with a ferritin of 2 and am now at a 33, 7 months. What gives. Wish Dr's would take this more seriously.

Lady50 11-27-2012 08:32 AM

Re: It is time for less iron now
Yeah even if you get upset they don't care.;)

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