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Iron supplement advice? Yay or nay

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Looks good to me.

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Thanks! Only red flag to me is the sugar alcohols... I’m super sensitive to those.... 

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My doctor put me on ferrous sulfate 324mg. One tablet every other day.  

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I thought Ferrous Sulphate needed stomach acid to be absorbed properly?

My Dr also suggested it but when I checked,  Carbonyl or Polysaccharide were more recommended.

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39 minutes ago, siobhain said:

I thought Ferrous Sulphate needed stomach acid to be absorbed properly?

My Dr also suggested it but when I checked,  Carbonyl or Polysaccharide were more recommended.

That is what my bariatric surgeon told me but ferrous sulphate is the most widely prescribed form of iron.  

Ferrous Sulfate Supplementation Causes Significant Gastrointestinal Side-Effects in Adults: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

And it's worth pointing out that carbonyl and polysaccharide irons are 100% elemental iron so what you take is what you get (unlike ferrous fumarate with 33% and ferrous sulfate with 20% and ferrous gluconate with just 12%).

 

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Thanks Cinwa.Very interesting - in the meantime, I have ordered the Polysaccharide from Amazon so hopefully that will sort me out. I can't believe how exhausted and brain tired I feel. I will NEVER let it get to this level again.

I really appreciate the advice given by you and all the other experienced members. The Drs here are totally ignorant about RNY'ers needs and indeed the surgeon /nut also. Its only due to diggin around on this site that I have become as educated as I am :rolleyes:

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I think that a lot of doctors are ignorant of our requirements when it comes to minerals, supplements and medications.

I posted back in February 2008 that I was prescribed Naproxin at just 6 weeks post RNY.  And that was despite telling the locum doctor that I'd had a RNY at that same hospital and said more than once that I was unable to take NSAID's and he still prescribed one.

I know that this list probably isn't up-to-date but I haven't been able to find a more recent one but it's a good place to start with bypassed (RNY and DS) patients can and can't take:  

DRUGS THAT CAN DAMAGE THE POUCH:

Advil

Aleve

Amigesic

Anacin

Anaprox

Ansald

Anthra-G

Arthropan

Ascriptin

Aspirin

Asproject

Azolid

Bextra

Bufferin

Butazolidin

Celebrex

Clinorial

Darvon compounds

Disalcid

Dolobid

Erythromycin

Equagesic

Feldene

Fiorinal

Ibuprofin

Indocin

Ketoprofen

Lodine

Meclomen

Midol

Motrin

Nalfon

Naprosyn

Nayer

Orudis

Oruval

Pamprin-IB

Percodan

Ponstel

Rexolate

Tandearil

Tetracycline

Tolecin

Uracel

Vioxx (off market...not safe for anyone)

Voltaren

ALL "NSAIDS" (*see below for the Cox 2 Inhibitors)

 

DRUGS THAT ARE CONSIDERED SAFE:

Bendaryl

Tylenol

Dimetap

Robitussin

Safetussin

Sudafed

Triaminics (All)

Tylenol (cold products)

Tylenol Ex Strength

Gas-X

Phazyme

Imodium Ad

Colace

Dulcolax-Suppositories

Fleet Enema

Glycerin-Suppositories

Milk of Magnesia

Peri-Colace


 

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