September 7, 2020
Sides effects have resulted in hospital admission. Side effects including dehydration, stomach pain, loose stool, blood in stool, loss of appetite and feelings of nausea. Has anyone suffered with terrible side effects to either IV or oral iron?
September 8, 2020
Sahara Fleetwood-Beresford Moderator
September 9, 2020
I can't tolerate oral iron at all. For me, it either resulted in passing A LOT of green water, or constipation. The constipation would make my abdomen very uncomfortable, and because I have no colon it would worry me, because if things started to back up, it was never long before the vomiting started!
I tend to be a lot better with IV. I get a couple of stomach pain the next day, but they go after that!
- Sahara (team member)
May 30, 2021
& they infuse. Comfortable, and no side effects for me. I bless my insurance for enabling this treatment.
Matt Nagin Moderator
October 7, 2020
Iron really bothers me. I don't take multi-vitamins with iron or definitely not iron supplements. I learned the hard way.
That said, I can eat foods with iron in them like spinach or chicken liver. Sorry you ended up in the hospital. That is terrible.
But, be advised, iron is known to cause stomach trouble/constipation etc. I never had IV iron, but just a regular iron supplement can cause problems so just know what you're experiencing is not altogether uncommon. Hope you feel better and get out of the hospital soon.