Maybe this will help somebody, or maybe everybody knew that taking iron could have side affects! I started taking Slow FE iron on my own because, like many of us, I'm anemic. I had nausea and was vomiting every morning which I blamed on the 6mp I was taking, but it kept up when I went off of it.

Luckily my husband read that iron supplements can cause those problems and once I stopped taking it I was fine! I guess you really need to talk to your doctor or research everything you tak

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angry_canon67
Answered 6 years ago    reply

Talk to your pharmacist too! Especially if you take meds for other conditions as well. Unfortunately, doctors do not know about all drugs and their interactions, but pharmacists do (that's their job). I found this out when my rhumatologist was adding meds into my daily regiment. I gave him the list of things I was on for UC and he had never heard of a couple of them. The pharmacist will also offer suggestions of different times of day to take different things and types of food/drink to take the meds with.


leafy_Lang
Answered 6 years ago    reply

Gotta be careful with iron. A lot of vitamins are harmless if you overdose, but some, like iron and vitamin A, can be bad.


cameron.summer
Answered 6 years ago    reply

Thanks ladies and you're so right charity forgot about that. My daughter plans to be a pharmacist and starts college next year,maybe I can count on her in 6 years haha!


angry_canon67
Answered 6 years ago    reply

Summer - Is she working as a pharm tech now? if so, she would be a good resource already. I know my daughter is a great resource, even questioning my GI on a couple drugs he was putting me on that had interaction conflicts. Good luck to your daughter!


cumbersome_Reda
Answered 6 years ago    reply

Ugh! It can be so scary. Taking iron orally made me feel so sick. I now get iron infusions as needed. I feel a little nauseas that day but overall so much better than the oral. Depends on how anemic you are it may be something worth looking into.


cameron.summer
Answered 6 years ago    reply

charity no she's a senior in high school. Thanks reda I never heard of iron infusions
I will ask my GI about it next time!


B.Truax
Answered 6 years ago    reply

Iron infusions are the best. It gets you feeling so much more energy quickly and without all the side effects of the oral iron. Just make sure you ask to get Iron sucrose not the dextran.


livingston.75
Answered 6 years ago    reply

If you take iron by pill, such as a multi-vitamin with iron, be sure to take it after a meal because if you take it on an empty stomach it will cause nausea and possibly vomiting. That's all I know, found that out the hard way. I have no idea about other side effects but it's best to ask a Dr. before taking new meds.


shamelessauditor70
Answered 6 years ago    reply

seems Iron for women even though they tend to need it more affects them badly. My wife's the same way even the smallest dose just kills her. I am only slightly down and the doctor recommended Iron 325mg Ferrous sulfate which from what I understand is a slightly different version of iron. I can take it fine.

Just seems so weird that if you think about it woman tend to need it more yet are pretty intolerant for it.


leafy_Lang
Answered 6 years ago    reply

I only ever took it when I was pregnant, under a doctor's order and was told to stop once I had the baby.


shamelessauditor70
Answered 6 years ago    reply

Lang yup sounds about right


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