Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
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I need info about iron deficiency. I was told today that my hemoglobin is low, I should be taking over the counter iron pills. No other info (walk in clinic, no family doctor, crappy health care system, don't get me started on doctors...that's a whole other story, and I have to resort to asking other wise women for medical advice).
Anyway, I'm wondering if I should be taking Ferrous Fumarate, Ferrous Gluconate, Ferrous Suphate, or another type (if there is one)? What is the difference? And should I be taking prenatal vitamins at the same time (I'm not pregnant but getting ready to TTC in the winter hopefully)? How much is too much iron? Also, some sources say to take it on an empty stomach (1 hr. before meals), some say to take it with my morning meal. I'm confused.
Any info would be helpful!
A + J = Miriam (November 2006) and Raymond (June 2010)