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I have always had problems with anemia- well at least for the last 11 years. I take a daily chromogen supplement to keep my iron levels up. Well last tuesday, I had complained I was very very tired; exhausted actually. They took my iron levels and it was at 8.6 which is very low. She bumped me up to taking it 3x a day and I retested yesterday morning. Well I just called the lab to get the numbers and I'm only at 9.1. I know the tricks about taking it with a big glass of orange juice or with a vitamin c to help it absorb and I've BEEN doing that.
I am 32 weeks pregnant, and my OBs office isnt open until Tuesday. So I figured I'd ask here if anyone has had this happen to them and what they did to get their iron up. I had to have a transfusion last pregnancy, but that was only AFTER birth. I'm trying to avoid that from happening again.
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