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Posted by: Lisalea, Saturday, August 19, 2006, 1:34pm
I was also wondering , since I'm on the birthcontrol pills, if this can somehow be the cause of my extremely low Iron levels ??? hmmmm

Would anybody know ??
Maybe Dr. D'adamo ??

Thanks very much in advance ;D
Posted by: C_Sharp, Monday, August 21, 2006, 12:42am; Reply: 1
Actually, taking birth control pills is supposed to increase the level of iron in the blood.

http://www.healthatoz.com/healthatoz/Atoz/ency/iron_tests.jsp
Posted by: 476 (Guest), Monday, August 21, 2006, 12:53am; Reply: 2
Taking Birth Control Pills helped me to get my extremely low Iron levels up along with 6 months or more of heavy supplemention, now my iron levels are fine. I wouldnt think that the pill would cause the level of iron in the blood to go down because usually it shortens your periods and lessens the amount you bleed. I know my periods went down from 9 to 11 days to about 7 which was really nice.
Posted by: Lisalea, Monday, August 21, 2006, 1:13pm; Reply: 3
Quoted from C_sharp
Actually, taking birth control pills is supposed to increase the level of iron in the blood.

http://www.healthatoz.com/healthatoz/Atoz/ency/iron_tests.jsp


Thanks for ur response and site ...
hmmm that means I would really be in trouble without the birthcontrol pill then ... :o
Posted by: Lisalea, Monday, August 21, 2006, 1:18pm; Reply: 4
Quoted from JamieB
Taking Birth Control Pills helped me to get my extremely low Iron levels up along with 6 months or more of heavy supplemention, now my iron levels are fine. I wouldnt think that the pill would cause the level of iron in the blood to go down because usually it shortens your periods and lessens the amount you bleed. I know my periods went down from 9 to 11 days to about 7 which was really nice.


Hi and Thank-u for sharing that ...
I was wondering:
1) What heavy supplemention u were taking ??
2) How low ur Iron levels really were ??
3) At what Iron level did u manage to get it up to ??
4) Do u see a difference in ur energy levels ..dizziness ... etc ??
Thanks again ;D
Posted by: Henriette Bsec, Monday, August 21, 2006, 1:20pm; Reply: 5
But you could get in trouble with the birth controll pill as well !

13 years ago I had a really horrible experience with the pill.
I was young- very fit- slim and in good health- checked from top to toe
- still after 2 months on the pill I had small blood clot in my arm !
It was such a horrible experience that I never went back on the pill.

If you bleed a lot...... yes maybe - butt please concider it  carefully.

Maybe somthing else work for you.
Posted by: Lisalea, Monday, August 21, 2006, 1:46pm; Reply: 6
Quoted from Henriette_Bsec
But you could get in trouble with the birth controll pill as well !

13 years ago I had a really horrible experience with the pill.
I was young- very fit- slim and in good health- checked from top to toe
- still after 2 months on the pill I had small blood clot in my arm !
It was such a horrible experience that I never went back on the pill.

If you bleed a lot...... yes maybe - butt please concider it  carefully.

Maybe somthing else work for you.




Oh I'm so sorry to hear about ur bad experience ... :'( That's terrible ...
Do bloodcloth disorders run in ur family perhaps ??
How did u realize that u had a cloth in ur arm ... were  u in pain ??
That's very scarey indeed but I'm on the birthcontrol for many other reasons as well ... :-/
Posted by: 476 (Guest), Monday, August 21, 2006, 2:18pm; Reply: 7
I was at a beginning level of 8 (I cant remember the measurement) and went to 24 which is right around normal. I used nature's plus Hemaplex which my doctor had recommended. And I do see a major change in my symtoms because they are gone. Only occasionally will I fall asleep in the car while my boy friend is driving. I no longer have fits of extreme fetigue and in general I feel much better. I also finally got my thyroid hormone levels corrected so that could have helped. I didnt have too many problems with constipation but I worked my way up slowly in dosage so my body could get used to it, from 1 pill a day, to 2, then 3 and I was taking them like this for a while like six months. If your system is more sensitive then mine which is hard to believe then you could take floridex. I hope this info helps.
Posted by: italybound, Monday, August 21, 2006, 3:16pm; Reply: 8
Lisalea, have you been checked for celiac disease? Low iron levels is one symptom. Here is some other info:
http://www.medicinenet.com/celiac_disease/article.htm

I have a better site tucked away somewhere. Will post if I can find it. :-)

Don't know why I didn't think of this connection on the "Anemia" thread. I know a gal that it took 8 yrs to be diagnosed! Ridiculous these days. There are some on this forum that have it as well. Melissa J is the only one that comes to mind, tho. :-)
Posted by: Henriette Bsec, Tuesday, August 22, 2006, 9:03am; Reply: 9
Quoted from LISALEA




Oh I'm so sorry to hear about ur bad experience ... :'( That's terrible ...
Do bloodcloth disorders run in ur family perhaps ??
How did u realize that u had a cloth in ur arm ... were  u in pain ??
That's very scarey indeed but I'm on the birthcontrol for many other reasons as well ... :-/


Nope all are healthy - but none has used the pill.
The doctors was shoked as well- since I seemed the perfect candidate  for the pill.
I was told to get off  and never return to the pill.
I am healthy today

Yes my arm was sore and kind of sleepy- I have a very high level against pain
so it was just becuse my boyfriend was worried that I went to hospital.

Just be carefull  :K)

I agree with Italybond that you should concider other reasons for low iron lewels.
Posted by: Lisalea, Tuesday, August 22, 2006, 1:37pm; Reply: 10
Quoted from JamieB
I was at a beginning level of 8 (I cant remember the measurement) and went to 24 which is right around normal. I used nature's plus Hemaplex which my doctor had recommended. And I do see a major change in my symtoms because they are gone. Only occasionally will I fall asleep in the car while my boy friend is driving. I no longer have fits of extreme fetigue and in general I feel much better. I also finally got my thyroid hormone levels corrected so that could have helped. I didnt have too many problems with constipation but I worked my way up slowly in dosage so my body could get used to it, from 1 pill a day, to 2, then 3 and I was taking them like this for a while like six months. If your system is more sensitive then mine which is hard to believe then you could take floridex. I hope this info helps.




Thank-u and I'm so glad that u feel alot better ...Hooray !!! ... Keep it up ...  ;D
Posted by: Lisalea, Tuesday, August 22, 2006, 1:59pm; Reply: 11
Quoted from pkarmeier
Lisalea, have you been checked for celiac disease? Low iron levels is one symptom. Here is some other info:
http://www.medicinenet.com/celiac_disease/article.htm

I have a better site tucked away somewhere. Will post if I can find it. :-)

Don't know why I didn't think of this connection on the "Anemia" thread. I know a gal that it took 8 yrs to be diagnosed! Ridiculous these days. There are some on this forum that have it as well. Melissa J is the only one that comes to mind, tho. :-)


That's exactly my biggest fear; that there's an underlying more serious cause for my low Iron ... ??)
however ... my doctor seems to think that everything is normal except for low Iron and like I've already said before;  at times doctors do NOT take us seriously when we go to them with our symptoms ... it is very frustrating >:(



I have a better site tucked away somewhere. Will post if I can find it.

Thank-u so very much !!!
I would appreciate anything u find that u can send me ;D
Posted by: Lisalea, Tuesday, August 22, 2006, 2:01pm; Reply: 12
Quoted from Henriette_Bsec


Nope all are healthy - but none has used the pill.
The doctors was shoked as well- since I seemed the perfect candidate  for the pill.
I was told to get off  and never return to the pill.
I am healthy today

Yes my arm was sore and kind of sleepy- I have a very high level against pain
so it was just becuse my boyfriend was worried that I went to hospital.

Just be carefull  :K)

I agree with Italybond that you should concider other reasons for low iron lewels.




Glad u're better, I've been on the pills over 10years+ ... My gynacologist seems to think that I can be on it longterm since it's a low dose and also keeps my cists small etc ... I will have to re-evaluate eventually ... There's so much controversy with the pill and everything else on earth !!!!
It's never easy to make a decision when there's pros and cons ... and we r all individual afterall even healthy things taklen to excess can harm us ... What a stressful world we live in !!!! ::)
Posted by: Henriette Bsec, Tuesday, August 22, 2006, 3:15pm; Reply: 13
Quoted from LISALEA

What a stressful world we live in !!!! ::)


Yes sadly
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