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LadyScozz Report 3 Apr 2013 01:04

irn bru ~

It's good to keep up tradition :-D

Purple **^*Sparkly*^** Diamond

Purple **^*Sparkly*^** Diamond Report 3 Apr 2013 07:23

I seem to remember being told not to drink tea or coffee with meals as they inhibit the way the iron is taken from the food but drink orange juice as it helps your body absorb the iron from your meals.

Good luck



Mersey Report 3 Apr 2013 10:31


It has :-D :-D ;-) <3


Wend Report 3 Apr 2013 10:50

Good girl :-D


Mersey Report 3 Apr 2013 10:53

:-D <3


GinN Report 3 Apr 2013 14:58

Mersey - just a word of warning - if the doc suggests iron injections in the bum- DONT DO IT! I had them when I was pregnant, and it took 20 years for the big brown stains to fade.......!


Island Report 3 Apr 2013 15:01

I'm sayin' nuffin' :-0


Wend Report 3 Apr 2013 15:12

*falls off chair* :-D Stoppit - I's trying to get me affairs in order :-|


Island Report 3 Apr 2013 15:27

Organising your firemen Wend? ;-) :-D


Mayfield Report 3 Apr 2013 16:38

I remember my mum saying she had to eat raw liver when she was expecting me but I wouldn't fancy it myself! I had a look out of interest and it seems that some foods inhibit iron uptake so might be worth tackling if from that angle as well.
Listed were
Coffee & Cocoa
Sweet potatoes
calcium supplements should be avoided with meals

Ok thats internet infiormation and that's not always right but worth doing some research.

Just don't go rusty!
Mayfield :-D


BarbinSGlos Report 3 Apr 2013 17:40

I had just given birth to my son and visiting time came round

In came the new dads all carrying beautiful flowers and lovely boxes of choccys.

Behind them came my dear old mum carrying 2 bottles of glucose stout

Funny how that memory has stayed with me for nearly 50 yrs :-D


Island Report 3 Apr 2013 18:01

Aaw Barb :-D It must be what's made you the loony you are today :-D :-D

edit, Dash those typos - I meant to type 'lovely lady'.
Naughty fingers :-|

:-D :-D


BarbinSGlos Report 3 Apr 2013 18:08

Hi Island :-D I knew what you meant cuz I am " gert lush"

as they say round yer ;-)


**Ann** Report 3 Apr 2013 19:19

Iron injections in the posterior...gawd had a shed load in 1972 when the needles were about a foot long.....and I only had a little bottom then ;-)


Ron2 Report 3 Apr 2013 19:27

Mersey, have you asked GP to refer you to a dietitian as you should be able to get advice there?


Mersey Report 3 Apr 2013 19:41

Ronald I have, I have sheets full of ideas now.....I go back next Wednesday.....thankyou much appreciated :-)


VIVinHERTS Report 3 Apr 2013 21:40

Slow release tablets are what you need and Vitamin C chewable tablets.
Do not take with milk as this inhibits the absorbsion of Iron. Vitamin C enhances absorbsion.

Ask your dr for slow release tablets - they prescribe these for pregnant women who have trouble taking ordinary tablets that they are prescribed.

Slow Fe are very good and can be prescribed by the doctor.


Mersey Report 3 Apr 2013 21:44

You lot are so lovely!! thanks Viv....I have started taking dissolving vitamin C tabs..... <3


VIVinHERTS Report 3 Apr 2013 22:07

Slow Fe stop the awful stomach cramps/constipation/black poo.


Suzanne Report 3 Apr 2013 22:30

are you preg mersey :-D