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    Old 05-31-2009, 11:11 PM   #1
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    problems taking iron pills

    I have anemia for iron deficiency , The doctor tols me to take iron pills I tried I think everything in pills I doesn't work , I had problems in my stomach ( nausea, diarrea, cramps), there are other pills to take without have problems in my stomach?.
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    Old 06-02-2009, 03:44 PM   #2
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    Re: problems taking iron pills

    janny42--Welcome to the boards.

    Yes, there are many types of iron that you can try. I take Poly Iron 150. I cannot take Ferris Sulfate or anything (iron salts based) like that at all. I get mine without a script from within the pharmacy behind the counter. You should ask your doctor for a GI friendly iron or you can talk to your pharmacist about things that you can ask your doctor for. Take care. FLFG
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    Old 06-03-2009, 05:09 AM   #3
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    Re: problems taking iron pills

    I had the same problem as you with iron causing diarrhea. I now take amino chelated iron and I don't have any problems with it.

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