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Re: Anybody Survived Taking Iron Tablets?

Posted: Mon Sep 27, 2010 9:58 am
by grahamhobbs
Just a small diversion, the mother of one of my girl friends a few years back was completely teetotal, never touched a drop in her life. Anyway she was in hospital and needed her iron levels boosting so the hospital suggested she took Guiness. She knew that in those days I was a great Guiness drinker, so after a week of being on the Guiness herself she rang and said 'I don't know how you can drink the stuff, after a week it tastes awful'. We asked 'what do you mean after a week?' She had been taking the Guiness like medicine, a teaspoonful each time out of the same bottle!

Re: Anybody Survived Taking Iron Tablets?

Posted: Mon Sep 27, 2010 11:26 am
by Green Aura
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Re: Anybody Survived Taking Iron Tablets?

Posted: Mon Sep 27, 2010 12:14 pm
by spider8
Oh dear.......sounds like the kind of thing my M-I-L would do, she's not big on common sense :roll: .

Re: Anybody Survived Taking Iron Tablets?

Posted: Tue Sep 28, 2010 9:20 pm
by Thomzo
My sympathies. The symptoms of anaemia suck don't they. My doc doesn't agree that I am anaemic so I don't get any treatment or help. It was an accupuncturist that first diagnosed it. I can soon tell when I haven't taken my tablets for a day or so. I hope you get it under control soon.

Zoe

Re: Anybody Survived Taking Iron Tablets?

Posted: Sun Oct 03, 2010 8:14 pm
by scrap
spider8 wrote:Oh dear.......sounds like the kind of thing my M-I-L would do, she's not big on common sense :roll: .


Ah, you're blessed with one of those too... :dontknow: ... :iconbiggrin:
My sympathies, and I wish you a speedy recovery.

Re: Anybody Survived Taking Iron Tablets?

Posted: Mon Oct 04, 2010 11:03 am
by ina
I've had the Spatone recommended that Jellybean mentioned - it was fine (only had one sachet per day, though, so I don't know whether that would be enough for you). I don't think it's overly expensive here in UK.

Re: Anybody Survived Taking Iron Tablets?

Posted: Sun Oct 24, 2010 1:14 pm
by flowertotmum
:wave: might be a bit late to help you..but as i have had severe anaemia over the yrs (only when expecting) i had a bad reaction to the pills and the doctor gave me injections..not nice and very painful :pale: ..last time he recommended fermasil..it looks like liquid rust and tastes like it too :pukeright: ..but i put mine in a pint of milk and had it that way..my iron level shot through the roof and i was told not to have anymore for a while :iconbiggrin: ..you can get it from the health food shop i think..but if not ask your gp...hope this helps
take care

Re: Anybody Survived Taking Iron Tablets?

Posted: Sun Oct 24, 2010 3:39 pm
by spider8
Thanks flowertotmum and all of you for your words of help/wisdom etc. I have now stopped taking the damn things as I want my life back. After 8 weeks of sh***ing through the eye of a needle I want normality again. I don't see my doc for a bit as other things are ongoing (other tests for other problems :roll: ) but I'm going to wait until all the test results are back and see about it then and mention having that drink instead. Day two of no iron tablets and everything's back how it should be........I can go out now!

Re: Anybody Survived Taking Iron Tablets?

Posted: Sun Oct 24, 2010 5:03 pm
by flowertotmum
spider8 wrote:Thanks flowertotmum and all of you for your words of help/wisdom etc. I have now stopped taking the damn things as I want my life back. After 8 weeks of sh***ing through the eye of a needle I want normality again. I don't see my doc for a bit as other things are ongoing (other tests for other problems :roll: ) but I'm going to wait until all the test results are back and see about it then and mention having that drink instead. Day two of no iron tablets and everything's back how it should be........I can go out now!



:lol: i know the feeling...have you tried mackesons stout..supposed to be the best...it helped with baby number 5..but then i got told off for having a tiny bit of it :roll: honestly you can't win at times..all the best to you though..if you want to try the fermasil i suugest sucking a penny for an hr ..coz thats what that shite tastes like :lol: :lol: ...
take care

Re: Anybody Survived Taking Iron Tablets?

Posted: Mon Oct 25, 2010 10:11 am
by spider8
Cheers flowertotmum, think I'd prefer the stout though :hugish: .

Re: Anybody Survived Taking Iron Tablets?

Posted: Fri Oct 29, 2010 4:00 pm
by JillStephens7
Aaaaaaaaaaaargh the dreaded iron tablets :shaking:

I like Floradix but can't afford it all the time so take a bottle every couple of months or so. I take regular vitamins and minerals with iron in and try & have a big green fest at least a couple of times a week e.g. piles of spinach/ watercress. Broccoli, celery & apples juiced together are nice and solves the vit c problem. I always look bright eyed after a glass of that.

Oh and dippy eggs with soldiers which is ideal if you like to eat that when you're feeling rubbish anyway

Good luck, hope you get sorted soon x :sunny: