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Low iron stores in pregnancy

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    hannah-lee is offline Registered User
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    Low iron stores in pregnancy

    Hi i'm 26 weeks pregnant with my second baby and just found out i'm suffering from anemia. My iron stores have dropped to a level 7 when they should be around 40 or 50.

    Have been taking an iron supplement for 10 days now but still feeling pretty rotten: dizzy, breathless and generally low.

    Anyone else suffering from this in pregnancy?

    Hannah-Lee

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    BJMing is offline Registered User
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    My doctor prescribed me Niferex (from Schwartz) which I took happily with no side effects. However when I ran out of supplies I went to the chemist and bought some random iron supplements which were labelled safe for pregnancy. They made me nauseous, and jacked up my heart beat rate!

    So, you may want to ask your doc it Niferex is ok for you.

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