My Hemoglobin/Hemocrit are really low but I'm getting around well so they did not do a blood transfusion. I was directed to start an OTC iron supplement.
It is really constipating me and, in turn, it is a daily struggle between being constipated and when I finally get relief, my hemorrhoids are aggravated. So I get relief from one issue only to have another issue bother me. I've basically discontinued the Rx narcotics I was sent home with (they are also constipating). I'm taking 4-6 stool softeners and eating a ton of fruit, veggies and drinking water- so I'm doing all I can in terms of my diet.
Anyone get an iron shot? I want to call and ask my Dr. about that next week if this fun cycle continues.