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sandraleigh's picture
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Phew!

Got a call from my Dr. that I passed the glucose test I did on Saturday. Phew!!!! I was worried about that.

But my hemoglobin is low. I am going to have to take 300 mg of iron pills twice a day. Never had to do this before, but maybe it will help with the dizziness and exhaustion I have had lately.

akpufa's picture
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Woohoo for passing. I wish they'd call me to say either way but they only call if I fail. Bummer about the iron supplements but sounds pretty doable.

quonsetmom's picture
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Yay for passing! Hope the pills help Smile

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Yahoo

angelover02740's picture
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glad to hear you past.. oh lord i hated taking iron pills with DS i only took mine 1x a day but i was horribly constipated before of all the iron so you might want to take a stool softner

sandraleigh's picture
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"angelover02740" wrote:

glad to hear you past.. oh lord i hated taking iron pills with DS i only took mine 1x a day but i was horribly constipated before of all the iron so you might want to take a stool softner

She mentioned on the phone that constipation is an issue with the pills. Good thing I bought a big bottle of senna tablets last month when I was constipated! Looks like I will be on those fairly regularly too.

angelover02740's picture
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you sure will. that is serously the worst part of taking extra iron

Momma Leah's picture
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In the past I always felt much better after taking iron supplements. I didn't even have trouble with constipation, but I know a lot of people do. Yay for passing the glucose test!

Joined: 08/25/07
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I've also heard Floradix is good without causing the constipation.
Amazon.com: Salus Haus Floradix Iron + Herbs 17-Ounce Glass Bottle: Health & Personal Care

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Glad you passed, that's always a relief! Hope the iron helps you get some energy without too many unlovely side effects

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That's great you passed! Hopefully you don't have the bad side effects from the iron pills.

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I should be taking iron and iI'm scared because I've had such constipation issues.

Yea for passing your test!!!!