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1/15/13 5:23 A

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I have anemia, folic acid deficient and b12 deficient (lucky me!) I find that flax seeds really help with the constipation and drinking lots of water.

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8/31/12 10:23 P

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I have had both since I was young. I noticed eatting a lot of veggies and water has helped out a lot. they also have iron supplements out there that are "slow release." It seems to work for that reason unlike the regular iron supplement.

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1/22/12 5:50 P

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Many hypo patient have problems with iron deficiencies and constipation. Blue Bonnet brand iron is a good supplement that many people finds does not constipate. Also Solgar Gentle Iron brand.

You want to take your iron and hour after T4 and T4/T3 thyroid meds, eat a meal before taking iron, then nothing else to eat for 4 hours after taking iron. T3 meds can be taken sublingually and take iron right away. It helps iron absorption to take with orange juice or vit. C supplement.

Ideally you want your iron saturation at 35-45% and iron serum at 90 ug/dl.


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9/28/10 10:32 P

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Thanks COOKIEDOH! I always try to eat plenty of veggies and high fiber diet but sometimes it's just not enough. I guess I'm just going to have to start eating more iron rich foods. Because right now even the iron supplements don't seem to be enough. I'm not over 50 yet so I'm not scheduled to get a colonoscopy for several more years.

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9/28/10 3:05 P

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Yes I know about low iron and constipation, along with the thyroid. Drink plenty of water,and eat a high fiber diet, plus exercise.easy with cheese and the foods you know that don't help, Lots of roughish. If you are over 50 make sure you get a colonoscopy.

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Does anyone or has anyone had problems off and on with Anemia? I keep having troubles with low iron levels and I know that it can be a problem associated with hypothyroidism. Yet, it seems like when I take too much or take iron supplements for too long I get constipated.

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