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Lisalea
Friday, August 18, 2006, 3:05am Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

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To all u B's out there  

My doctor's  office called me today to inform me that my iron levels  r   extremely low !!!!

The problem is that Iron pills severely constipate ...

I was wondering if there is another route that I can take ??

Starting tomorrow, I will start to take ACV/Organic blackstrap molasses.
Any other suggestion ??

Thank-u in advance.


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To all u B's out there  

My doctor's  office called me today to inform me that my iron levels  r   extremely low !!!!

The problem is that Iron pills severely constipate ...

I was wondering if there is another route that I can take ??

Starting tomorrow, I will start to take ACV/Organic blackstrap molasses.
Any other suggestion ??

Thank-u in advance.


I'm going to post the response I got from Victoria, when I asked her for help with this question you first asked me in pm.

Quoted from Victoria

Food is always the best source of any nutrient.  Here's a couple of sites that list iron rich foods, along with some discussion:
http://www.healthcastle.com/iron.shtml
http://www.bloodbook.com/iron-foods.html

Dr. D has suggested that if people actually need a supplement, the most gentle and easily absorbed is Floradix:
http://www.florahealth.com/flora/home/usa/products/r64771.asp


You can look at the iron rich foods and see which ones are beneficial for your type.

Hope this helps.


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whats about 1-2x  35 mg's iron & from NaturalFactors.com
or 2x25mg's of iron chelated of N.F.

I take em and it wrrgs amazingly


pst...pst...my iron was 9 at the scale so far I am also oblige  

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I'm going to post the response I got from Victoria, when I asked her for help with this question you first asked me in pm.



You can look at the iron rich foods and see which ones are beneficial for your type.

Hope this helps.



I've taken a look and it does indeed help, THANKS ALOT


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whats about 1-2x  35 mg's iron & from NaturalFactors.com
or 2x25mg's of iron chelated of N.F.

I take em and it wrrgs amazingly


pst...pst...my iron was 9 at the scale so far I am also oblige  



Really ???
Mine is at 12

Doesn't constipate u at all ???

What's ur ferratin leveal at now ??

I was looking at floradix actually, I wonder which would be best ??

What did u mean by:
so far I am also oblige   ??

Thanks alot !!



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I've used Floradix and it doesn't constipate. Very mild and easy on the system.
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I've used Floradix and it doesn't constipate. Very mild and easy on the system.


Oh that's so great to hear !!!

At what level of ferratin and hb did u start out with; if u don't mind me asking ??
How long before u felt better and got ur levels back up ??
... I thank-u very much


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Anemia is sometimes due to deficiency of vitamin B12 or folic acid.

You may want to look at the level of these in your diet and consider whether it would be appropriate to use supplements for these.

Floradix does contain 7.5 micrograms of B12.

But other supplements often contain considerably higher
amounts. NAP for instance has 1000 micrograms in theirs http://www.dadamo.com/napharm/BTstore/BTSstore.pl?user_action=detail&catalogno=NP008


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There's a wonderful product called No Shot B12 that dissolves under the tongue.  It can be found with or without folic acid.  I buy the one with.

It's methylcobalamin, the superior variety of B12.

I believe that with a product like Floradix, less iron needs to be taken because it is so easily assimilated.  



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At what level of ferratin and hb did u start out with; if u don't mind me asking ??

What is your ferritin?
What do you mean by hb?
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Mine is at 12

What does the "12" represent?

Copper deficiency can also be involved in anemia problems.


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I used floradix after my C-section and it worked really well- after 2-3 weeks I felt better.

I did up my meat as well - and remembered to get vitamin c rich products with ironrich food.


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no it doesn't constipate at all ....when U are drinking enough
next: it was meant: so I am also obliged to take some iron

I've to get re-checked soon; because if I do it on my own with my Vegatester-here I see only that's mas ou menos sevre...a bit more or less ......
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What is your ferritin?
What do you mean by hb?

What does the "12" represent?

Copper deficiency can also be involved in anemia problems.




My ferritin level is at 12
My hemoglobin level is at 114

Ferritin: http://adam.about.com/encyclopedia/003490.htm
hb= Hemoglobin: http://sickle.bwh.harvard.edu/hemoglobin.html


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no it doesn't constipate at all ....when U are drinking enough
next: it was meant: so I am also obliged to take some iron

I've to get re-checked soon; because if I do it on my own with my Vegatester-here I see only that's mas ou menos sevre...a bit more or less ......


Thanks so much


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Parsley and seaweed perk me up.


thanks


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I used floradix after my C-section and it worked really well- after 2-3 weeks I felt better.

I did up my meat as well - and remembered to get vitamin c rich products with ironrich food.



Yep u're right ... cause vitamin-C helps to better absorb the iron

I'm taking a tablespoon of molasses with a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar everysingle day now, that should help


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There's a wonderful product called No Shot B12 that dissolves under the tongue.  It can be found with or without folic acid.  I buy the one with.

It's methylcobalamin, the superior variety of B12.

I believe that with a product like Floradix, less iron needs to be taken because it is so easily assimilated.  


Thanks so much Victoria.
What do u think of the Molasses/Apple Cider Vinegar method??


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Anemia is sometimes due to deficiency of vitamin B12 or folic acid.

You may want to look at the level of these in your diet and consider whether it would be appropriate to use supplements for these.

Floradix does contain 7.5 micrograms of B12.

But other supplements often contain considerably higher
amounts. NAP for instance has 1000 micrograms in theirs http://www.dadamo.com/napharm/BTstore/BTSstore.pl?user_action=detail&catalogno=NP008




I appreciate the information, thanks







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My ferritin level is at 12
My hemoglobin level is at 114

Do you have any other iron profile related numbers?
Iron, serum
TIBC
% Saturation (calculated from the previous 2 numbers, this is a significant number concerning iron status)

You don't want high ferritin. It is better to be at the lower end of the range.


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Quoted from ironwood55

Do you have any other iron profile related numbers?
Iron, serum
TIBC
% Saturation (calculated from the previous 2 numbers, this is a significant number concerning iron status)

You don't want high ferritin. It is better to be at the lower end of the range.



Really ????

Why did my doctor tell me that I'm Anemic then ???? ??

Nope , those r the only number that I have ...  doctors never tell u anything just prescibe medication

What tests should I be asking for next time ??
Thank so much


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I didn't say that you weren't anemic. I just was trying to indicate that there are additional tests to help you determine your iron status. Your anemia as previously indicated in other posts could be partly due to other causes.

Here is an anemia test package.

I suggest you continue to research and read to understand your situation, tests, diagnosis, and what to ask your doctor next time.


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I didn't say that you weren't anemic. I just was trying to indicate that there are additional tests to help you determine your iron status. Your anemia as previously indicated in other posts could be partly due to other causes.

Here is an anemia test package.

I suggest you continue to research and read to understand your situation, tests, diagnosis, and what to ask your doctor next time.




Thanks so much, I appreciate it immensly ...

I will definately look into.


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Cast Iron cookware?
I don't know if the general concensus is with me on this but for years I've been under the impression that cast iron cookware is a simple constant source of this mineral in ones diet. Use it if you don't have enough to get it and don't if you have too much.
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