Iron Maiden I Am Not
March 23, 2008 1:30 PM Subscribe
What kind of iron pills can I take that won't upset my stomach?
posted by missjamielynn to health & fitness (17 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
My doctor recently told me that I'm severely anemic. I've been a vegetarian for 12 years, so it's no real surprise. She recommended I take these iron pills called "Slow Fe", which is time released and therefore supposedly easier on the stomach. Unfortunately, my body is really sensitive and these pills weren't so easy on my stomach. I had terrible cramping and indigestion.
After talking with my doctor about the side effects, she told me it might be ok for me to take a multi-vitamin that has iron in it. The only problem is, it's not enough. I've ended up nearly passing out at inconvenient times and am getting out of breath from climbing a few stairs. I clearly need a stronger iron supplement. What brand(s) are easy on the tummy?