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Iron supplements?

Is anyone else having to take them? Do you like taking them?

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soon2bmmy

Asked by soon2bmmy at 1:19 PM on Dec. 11, 2010 in Pregnancy

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  • I had to take them and I hated them. They made me sick to my stomach. But i did what I had to do
    mommy_of_two388

    Answer by mommy_of_two388 at 1:22 PM on Dec. 11, 2010

  • i never liked taking them but you have to so that you don't get tired and have energy.
    Lynnsae

    Answer by Lynnsae at 1:26 PM on Dec. 11, 2010

  • I just started mine today. I have to take mine with food and I am not feeling so great now. I hope that I get to feeling better before I have to go to work.
    soon2bmmy

    Comment by soon2bmmy (original poster) at 1:27 PM on Dec. 11, 2010

  • Make sure you take them on a full stomach, and drink plenty of water, as they can make you constipated. Eat plenty of fiber, too.
    musicpisces

    Answer by musicpisces at 1:28 PM on Dec. 11, 2010

  • I'm usually anemic so I take them daily.
    CraftingMama

    Answer by CraftingMama at 1:44 PM on Dec. 11, 2010

  • I think everyone is told to take them. Don't take them without 30 minutes of consuming calcium, DO take with vitamin C. Vit C helps the body absorb the iron.

    Don't take on an empty stomach. If you do notice that you're having a harder time doing #2, take with a stool softener.

    And that's about all the rules really =)

    I have chronic anemia, been taking them for years. Have no choice but to! GL
    Razelda

    Answer by Razelda at 2:10 PM on Dec. 11, 2010

  • Don't take them without 30 minutes of consuming calcium

    I meant within*
    Razelda

    Answer by Razelda at 6:37 PM on Dec. 11, 2010

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