Log In Sign Up

Low Iron.


Forum: November 2013 Playroom

Notices

Welcome to the JustMommies Message Boards.

We pride ourselves on having the friendliest and most welcoming forums for moms and moms to be! Please take a moment and register for free so you can be a part of our growing community of mothers. If you have any problems registering please drop an email to boards@justmommies.com.

Our community is moderated by our moderation team so you won't see spam or offensive messages posted on our forums. Each of our message boards is hosted by JustMommies hosts, whose names are listed at the top each board. We hope you find our message boards friendly, helpful, and fun to be on!

Reply Post New Topic
  Subscribe To November 2013 Playroom LinkBack Topic Tools Search this Topic Display Modes
  #1  
March 31st, 2013, 03:31 PM
Member
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 12
I had my first appointment with the nurse last week, and found out my hemoglobin is 9.5, normal is 12-15. the nurse called me and told me to take iron pills, but I have. she said she would check with my doctor and call me, but still hasnt.
Im just so tired, I could use a transfusion.
__________________
Cecilia
http://www.justmommies.com/tickers/pic/baby_due/779295/[/img][/link]
Reply With Quote
  #2  
March 31st, 2013, 04:17 PM
Platinum Supermommy
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Michigan
Posts: 7,430
Have you been taking Vitamin C with your iron supplements? The vitamin c helps with absorption, or I would look into Floradix iron supplement...
__________________
*9 weeks * 4/11/13
*5 weeks * 6/22/13
Reply With Quote
  #3  
March 31st, 2013, 04:35 PM
Lotsakids's Avatar Platinum Supermommy
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Australia
Posts: 5,393
I take liquid iron as it is absorbed better, & doesn't upset my bowels. That said it's expensive.
Hope they get back to you soon! And that you start to feel better.
__________________


Mama to -
DD16, DD15, DD13, DS11, DS5, DD3, DD November 2013
Reply With Quote
  #4  
March 31st, 2013, 05:51 PM
Mega Super Mommy
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 3,604
The iron pills are awful and will constipate you terribly When I was diagnosed anemic I had better luck treating it with food. Always eat a vit C source with iron rich foods. A lot of yummy meals like lasagna do this already from the tomato sauce and ground red meat. Go the extra mile and drink OJ with it. Spinach salad with citrus fruits on it. Have juice with your steak. And cut out carbonation from your diet. Carbonation makes your bloods ability to carry oxygen poor and absorb iron low.

By eating several vit C foods with iron rich ones a day I was able to cure my own anemia without the iron pills. I was able to fix my nursing baby that was also anemic at the same time within a month. What we needed was a blood transfusion after birth. That whole birth was handled so poorly.
__________________
Laura, homeschooling mama to Christine 1-02, Nicole 5-03, Everett 4-09, Alister 9-10, Moira and Giselle born October 24, 2013!

Reply With Quote
Reply

Topic Tools Search this Topic
Search this Topic:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 01:10 AM.



Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0