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Iron Supplements And Insomnia


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#1 uclangel422

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Posted 26 April 2005 - 12:31 PM

I am taking iron supplements for iron-deficiency anemia and have not had a good night sleep since starting them. I cannot fall asleep, stay asleep or get much refreshment from it.

Has anyone experienced this before?

I have been taking my iron after dinner because i need to take it with food, do you think this may be a problem also?

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Posted 29 April 2005 - 08:20 AM

Try adding a B-complex with it. My doc told me to never take one without the other, as the depend on each other for maximum effectiveness.
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Posted 29 April 2005 - 08:42 AM

I used to wake up alot and not sleep very good then I started taking calcium right before bed instead of earlier in the day. That has helped me tremendously.

Is there a way you could take it with an earlier meal to see if that helps?
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Posted 29 April 2005 - 01:34 PM

Thanks for the ideas, i will give them a shot.
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Posted 30 April 2005 - 10:24 AM

fyi - calcium right before bed gives me nightmares. weird, huh?
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Posted 03 May 2005 - 10:55 PM

It is 3:00 am and I have not had a good nights sleep in weeks. I have to do something. What remedies are there besides calcium?

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Posted 04 May 2005 - 03:00 PM

Ken,

If I remember correctly magnesium is supposed to be brilliant at helping the body to relax, and therfore sleep.

I used to be really badly troubled with restless leg syndrome - constant sleepless nights! - - triggered, I believe, by my long term anemia, which was in hindsight due to undiagnosed celiac disease. However, i started taking Calcium with magnesium tablets for a while - total clear up of RLS (despite continuing anemia) and only a few sleepless nights.

Hope this helps!
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Posted 08 May 2005 - 07:47 PM

I tried taking a calcium magnesium combo and I fell asleep the next night like a lamb. I am breaking out with DH and was wondering if anyone knows how you can check if a vitamin is gluten free.

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Posted 09 May 2005 - 03:30 AM

You call the number on the bottle and ask the manufacturer. What brand is it?
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Posted 09 May 2005 - 05:17 AM

You can also try Melatonin which you can find at your local health food store. It won't put you to sleep but once you fall to sleep it helps keep you relaxed and can help you sleep better.

Start by taking one 3mg capsul about 1/2 hour before bed. You can take up to 4 capsuls max but note that some people have to switch varities of Melatonin before seeing the benefits (each persons system is different).

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Posted 09 May 2005 - 02:42 PM

Kaiti,

It's called Solgar. I tried calling but they're only open 9-5 and that's the hours I work.

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Posted 09 May 2005 - 04:08 PM

If you would like to give me their # I can call them and post what they tell me.
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Posted 09 May 2005 - 06:40 PM

:) You rock! 877-765-4274. Thanks alot.

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Posted 09 May 2005 - 06:42 PM

I'll call in the morning and post right after :D No problem..I'm happy to do it..if you need anymore companies called just let me know.
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Posted 10 May 2005 - 11:55 AM

Ken-
I called the company at least 20 times and left 2 messages and nobody answered or called back yet. I did email them too so I will let you know when I get a response.


PS...I just heard from them they have a list of about 12 items that are gluten free and they are supposed to email them to me. I will let you know when I get them.

Apparently they have a lot that are wheat free but only some of those are gluten free
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