Iron supplements, and gut issue's.

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Hi so I've been on iron supplement for about a week, first two or three days ok, but now cramping and bloating and constipation soon I reckon, so I'm taking Lactulose, do you get used to Iron supplement overtime, had it some years back but don't remember it getting any easier.

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    Doctors say you will get used to it. But I find that I always have the symptoms you described. 
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      Hi do you have any knowledge if iron in liquid is milder than capsules?, if problems persist I might ask for liquid supplement.

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      I tried ferrous fumarate which I do think is less harsh but still getvsymptons. I've also tried spatone who many swear that it does not constipate (lower in iron but higher in absorption so evens out). I find that it depends on how sensitive your gut is but hopefully if you try it'll work for you. 

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    I also had similar reactions to iron tabs. Also they were not enough for my anaemia. I am now on iron infusions around every 3 months.
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      Hi I'll persevere a bit with capsules then might see GP about liquid form, you don't get the problems with infusion straight into the blood stream, is this correct?.

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