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Old Mar 9th, 2011, 05:03 AM   1
Woxywoo
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Do your iron tablets make you sick/feel sick?


I have been prescribed iron tablets and have noticed that after about 3 days of taking 2 a day I start to feel really sick all day. After I had been on them about a week I started being sick in a morning and then feeling sick for the rest of the day.

Do they have a similar effect on any of you ladies and if so what do you do about it? (Do you continue to take them or have you found something else that is as effective?)

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Old Mar 9th, 2011, 05:06 AM   2
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i was really sickly on the tablets, i asked the midwife for liquid form and i was much better! maybe try that?



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Old Mar 9th, 2011, 05:08 AM   3
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I've been taking my tablets for about a week now and have been feeling sick all day long for about 4 days, tbh i hadn't even thought they could be to blame, i'm at midwife 2moro so i'll ask her x



 
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Old Mar 9th, 2011, 05:12 AM   4
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God yes I was ill on mine for about a week! Ive been taking them 3weeks now & still feel abit faint of a morning but I bought some spatone apple sachets from boots. They are just a little liquid drink with vitamin c which is meant to help absorb the iron & I feel much better on them, midwife recommends them. They are on 3 for 2 at the moment so 84 sachets for 20 normally 10 a box although you can get the original ones for 7.49 which you mix with orange juice yourself. I take one of the iron tablets the doc gave me now & again but they are rotten & play havoc with your digestion, as if I wasnt consipated enough!!



 
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Old Mar 9th, 2011, 05:49 AM   5
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Thanks for replying ladies!!

I'm glad to hear it's not just me that is struggling with the iron tablets! I started thinking maybe my morning sickness was back so late on. I will get some of the spa tone things from boots today and see how I get on with them.

Thanks for the recommendation

Berniep - I mentioned it to my midwife and she said to just try 1 tablet a day which did help but still made me feel "blurgh" Definately mention your sickly feeling to your midwife as she may have some advise and alternatives for you to try.

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Old Mar 9th, 2011, 05:54 AM   6
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Ill second the 'Spatone' sachets! The tablets made me feel soooo ill but ive had no side effects on the sachets, and theyre 3 for 2 in Tescos at the mo xx



 
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Old Mar 9th, 2011, 05:59 AM   7
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spatone is amazing!!



 
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Old Mar 9th, 2011, 06:00 AM   8
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ps dont drink tea .. the tanin stops iron being absorbed, drink high vit c drinks like orange juice....vit c really helps iron absorb :0)



 
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Old Mar 9th, 2011, 12:48 PM   9
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Don't know if these are only available in the US, but my midwife is having me take "Slow-FE," which are slow-release tablets. They seem to help me feel less ill, since they release the iron slowly instead of it all hitting your system at once. If they don't have that particular brand, maybe see if there's something similar?



 
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Old Mar 9th, 2011, 13:42 PM   10
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I think the 1st week I started taking them, they made me feel sick if I remember right. Now though they don't have that effect on me



 
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