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    Old 05-01-2014, 09:21 AM   #1
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    Does Iron eventually work?

    I've had bad palpitations and insomnia for a couple of years. about 1.5 yrs ago i took a blood test and my iron was below reference range, hence deficient. Doc gave me Feramax 150 (iron polysachride... which i think is something like heme iron)...

    I took it on and off throughout the year, reason i stopped taking it is because of side effects.

    Anyway im wondering does this stuff eventually work? Because i hear some people say they feel way better when they take the iron, on the day that they take it. I dont feel better on the day that I take it. But sometimes if I take a full dose for 3 days i feel bad and everythings worse, and if i stop taking it, a few days later some of my symptoms are improved. but the symptoms come back and its so darned confusing

    sometimes i just take 50 mg instead of 150, because 150 is too much in a day. will this eventually make my symptoms go away? its so frustrating.


    I also feel the iron works far better if taken with a vitamin A supplement (animal source)

    BTW. My iron level did improve over that 1.5 yrs, it went from 20 to 37... but it appears that i should be at 80 instead. Do you think my palpitations. / tachycardia and insomnia will improve if i keep taking the supplement?

     
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    Old 05-01-2014, 09:33 AM   #2
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    forgot to mention

    I forgot to mention, the side effects I get are not constiptation or stomach upset or anything like that, because it's iron polysachride. Rather I get anxiety and feel really tired, or I feel mentally wierd, and sometimes my insomnia is worse if i take it for a few days straight. mainly its mental side effects and its definitely from the iron.

     
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