my va dr. said i have lost about 3 pints of blood since i had my last blood test back in april of 2009 and its now oct 2009. i am taking 2 324mg tabs a day. the back of my legs (CALFS) stays sore all the time. it may be from the low blood. i know it hurts.i have had this problem for about 6 months (MY LEGS HURTING) today sat.oct 24th is the 7th day i have taken this med. how long will it take for me to see results. is there something i can do or eat to help. i will try anything at this point i am so tired of my legs hurting i am 60yrs old.
10 Nov 2009
Is your doctor giving you iron because you are anemic? If so it can take 3 to 4 weeks of iron supplementation before hemoglobin levels are raises sufficiently. I am unsure as to whether this would help your sore legs. Have you tried taking some over the counter pain medication eg. acetaminophen or ibuprofen?
- Ferrous Gluconate Information for Consumers
- Ferrous Gluconate Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Ferrous Gluconate (detailed)
Search for questions
Still looking for answers? Try searching for what you seek or ask your own question.
Vitamin/Mineral Supplementation and Deficiency - How many milligrams of iron is in Ferrex 150 Forte?
... Plus? I am wondering if lower dosages may lessen the stomach upset associated with oral iron supplements.
2 answers • 3 Nov 2009
I have a vitamin D defiency and iron defiecent anemia. I am sleeping 10-12 hours a night. What is causing me to sleep this much? What can I do to get ...
7 answers • 20 Mar 2011
will heavy alchol consumption interfer with the effects of taking Ferrous sulfate orally for a person with Iron Deficiency Anemia
3 answers • 15 May 2011
1 answer • 15 Feb 2012
... and I had 3 iron infusions in April. I never really felt any better except the next day after the 3rd infusion, and only that day. But I have ...
2 answers • 7 Jul 2012