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Hi everyone!

 

So I recently had my blood levels checked and it was found that I had an iron deficiency as well as a folic acid (folate) deficiency. My doctor gave me a prescription for folic acid, and also recommended I take "Slow-FE" iron supplements (over the counter)

 

I'm a bit wary of starting an iron regimen, since back in 2009 my doctor (different doctor) put me on a prescription of iron pills and I developed a fissure that still comes back now and then.

 

Has anyone had experience with this particular iron supplement? I know it must be a different pill than I took before, but I'm still cautious. I was considering just taking the pills when I have my period. I want to feel better, I just don't want to overdo it on the iron.

 

Thanks in advance!

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I've used that brand. Start slow. Take just one tablet (I never took two even when the doc suggested it) every three days. Take with vit. C for better absorption. Wait a week or two and then go to taking one every other day. Wait for another week until you work up to a daily tablet. I take mine at night with a vit. C tab or a glass of OJ so it will not interfere with my calcium or thyroid meds/supplements. I would also recommend starting psyllium husk (Metamucil ) taken during the day away to help keep things moving along. Start slow too. 1/2. Teaspoon daily and work up to a heaping in a week or so. Just pay attention to your body. Takes a couple of months for improvement (at least for me).

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