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    Cassie/all

    what are our choices for fast absorbing Ferous sulphate? My directions are to take about 325 mgs of ferous sulphate per day right now. Thanks
    Sam

    DS/BPD, (Open)
    Dr Michael Schweitzer, Johns Hopkins Bay View, B'more Md
    5 stars & and 2 thumbs up.


    06/05
    Dr. Michelle Shermak, Johns Hopkins Bay View Medical Center
    Incisional Hernia repair with Panniculectomy/TT

    June-04....490 Poundages

    January-06... to present....215/220 almost every day now

    Sept 07.....197
    April 08 197lbs

  • #2
    Replying to Topic \'Iron\'

    Your chances hover very, very low. Iron sulphate is the least absorbable commercial form of iron supplementation.

    If I was in your position, I\'d switch to ferrous gluconate or ferrous fumarate, which are more absorbable and much easier on the stomach.
    Cassie

    April 7, 2004 - First Consult with Dr. Oakley - 311 pounds/BMI 46.5
    July 29, 2004 - Approved for Out of Country surgery by OHIP, scheduled August 26, 2004
    August 26, 2004 - Open BPD/DS with Dr. Oakley - 336.6 pounds/BMI 49.7
    January 2007 - 150.0 pounds/BMI 22.1
    Currently 175 pounds/BMI 25.8

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    • #3
      Replying to Topic \'Iron\'

      My DS doctor recommends iron as ferrous fumarate to be taken with 500mg of vitamin C. I take Ferro-Sequels. They are sold over the counter and come in 50mg doses. I only take 50mg per day.
      Tammy (Bishop) Simmon
      Dr. Buchwald
      1-13-04
      113% EWL, BMI 20.8





      http://www.picturetrail.com/tammylynnb

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      • #4
        Replying to Topic \'Iron\'

        OT: Luna, nice new picture of you there!!!
        Hugs,
        Deb from MT
        9/10/05
        http://obesityhelp.com/morbidobesity...?N=S1090106640
        ------------------------------------------------------
        Pre-op wt: 375 BMI 59
        5\\\'8\\" 46 y/o
        9/10/05 Dr. Marchesini
        Open BPD/DS
        www.drmarchesini.com
        11/03/07: 180# BMI 27.3
        06/05/06: Minor Abdominal surgery for: \\"Benign fibrosis and fat necrosis 6x5x2.5cm\\"
        Dr. Scott Lucas
























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        • #5
          Replying to Topic \'Iron\'

          Nutritionist wants me on the Ferrous Sulphate 325/day. So far my numbers are good still.

          I go for blood work 3 weeks ago, which I shall get done Monday..lol (my procrastination working O.T.)

          Anyway, I found some Nature Made at Costco that turns out to be 325 mgs per pill and its rather quick as quick go\'s I suppose.

          What is the difference between the sulphate and the others that have been mmentioned?
          Sam

          DS/BPD, (Open)
          Dr Michael Schweitzer, Johns Hopkins Bay View, B'more Md
          5 stars & and 2 thumbs up.


          06/05
          Dr. Michelle Shermak, Johns Hopkins Bay View Medical Center
          Incisional Hernia repair with Panniculectomy/TT

          June-04....490 Poundages

          January-06... to present....215/220 almost every day now

          Sept 07.....197
          April 08 197lbs

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          • #6
            Replying to Topic \'Iron\'

            Iron sulphate does not absorb as quickly as the other forms, and can cause severe stomach pain in some people.

            I\'m serious, it\'s a crappy recommendation. If you need iron, you want the stuff that we can use, and that won\'t eat holes in your stomach. Or maybe that\'s just me!
            Cassie

            April 7, 2004 - First Consult with Dr. Oakley - 311 pounds/BMI 46.5
            July 29, 2004 - Approved for Out of Country surgery by OHIP, scheduled August 26, 2004
            August 26, 2004 - Open BPD/DS with Dr. Oakley - 336.6 pounds/BMI 49.7
            January 2007 - 150.0 pounds/BMI 22.1
            Currently 175 pounds/BMI 25.8

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            • #7
              Replying to Topic \'Iron\'

              If you have a Costco near you, look for Ferrex 150. You have to ask the pharmacist to get it for you from behind the counter. It\'s $15.something for 100 capsules. I\'ve been using it for a few years now, and it\'s great. (Costco also carries a \"Ferrets\" brand, which isn\'t the same thing.) The Ferrex 150 is a polysaccharide iron complex, and is an afforable equivalent to the more expensive big-name brand NuIron.
              .
              Melanie in Valrico, FL, age 51
              LapDS by Dr. Rabkin 10/19/99
              Starting weight 299, now 148
              Starting size 26/28, now 8

              http://www.duodenalswitch.com/Patien.../melaniem.html

              Direct replies: melanie@themagruders.com

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              • #8
                Replying to Topic \'Iron\'

                Thanks guys. Its not that I do not believe you, I totaly do. I am emailing my Nutritionist once more to give them another chance to sell me on staying on the Sulfate.

                I wonder why she chooses the suphate over the others?

                Thanks so much for the info. I have more trust in you guys than a substitute (never been MO in her life) nutritionist anyway..
                Sam

                DS/BPD, (Open)
                Dr Michael Schweitzer, Johns Hopkins Bay View, B'more Md
                5 stars & and 2 thumbs up.


                06/05
                Dr. Michelle Shermak, Johns Hopkins Bay View Medical Center
                Incisional Hernia repair with Panniculectomy/TT

                June-04....490 Poundages

                January-06... to present....215/220 almost every day now

                Sept 07.....197
                April 08 197lbs

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                • #9
                  Replying to Topic \'Iron\'

                  Speaking of nutritionists in general... if I had a dollar for every one I caught making a recommendation that was a flat-out mistake, I would own my own island.

                  The quality of education that nutritionists receive in even basic variations of human needs is appalling. They are well versed in the status-quo, and if you are in any way incompatible with what \"everybody else\" needs, then your recommendations will probably be wrong, because most of them just aren\'t trained to deal with different.

                  There ARE good nutritionists out there, but they are few and far between. If you\'re depending on a nutritionist to keep you alive, you want someone who considers their education a lifelong task, who reads nutrition journals weekly, who is familiar with the pathology of YOUR body, and who is open to researching on your behalf.

                  *swears about the iron sulphate* You want to know why it\'s frequently recommended? Because it\'s cheaper than dirt and available everywhere. It\'s not better in any way.
                  Cassie

                  April 7, 2004 - First Consult with Dr. Oakley - 311 pounds/BMI 46.5
                  July 29, 2004 - Approved for Out of Country surgery by OHIP, scheduled August 26, 2004
                  August 26, 2004 - Open BPD/DS with Dr. Oakley - 336.6 pounds/BMI 49.7
                  January 2007 - 150.0 pounds/BMI 22.1
                  Currently 175 pounds/BMI 25.8

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                  • #10
                    Replying to Topic \'Iron\'

                    Melanie or anyone else who may have a SAMS near you!! Does Sams carry the Ferrex 150 that Melanie mentioned?? Just wondering.
                    TIA,
                    Deb
                    http://obesityhelp.com/morbidobesity...?N=S1090106640
                    ------------------------------------------------------
                    Pre-op wt: 375 BMI 59
                    5\\\'8\\" 46 y/o
                    9/10/05 Dr. Marchesini
                    Open BPD/DS
                    www.drmarchesini.com
                    11/03/07: 180# BMI 27.3
                    06/05/06: Minor Abdominal surgery for: \\"Benign fibrosis and fat necrosis 6x5x2.5cm\\"
                    Dr. Scott Lucas
























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                    • #11
                      Replying to Topic \'Iron\'

                      Deb, I\'m sorry I don\'t know the answer to that. Hopefully someone who does know will chime in!

                      Originally posted by debfmde

                      Melanie or anyone else who may have a SAMS near you!! Does Sams carry the Ferrex 150 that Melanie mentioned?? Just wondering.
                      TIA,
                      Deb
                      .
                      Melanie in Valrico, FL, age 51
                      LapDS by Dr. Rabkin 10/19/99
                      Starting weight 299, now 148
                      Starting size 26/28, now 8

                      http://www.duodenalswitch.com/Patien.../melaniem.html

                      Direct replies: melanie@themagruders.com

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                      • #12
                        Replying to Topic \'Iron\'

                        I purchase it at CVS but I have a prescription. I didn\'t even know you could buy it without one!
                        Christine P.
                        Open DS, March 25, 2004
                        Pre-op BMI 54, weight 299 lbs, size 26
                        Current BMI 27, weight 149 lbs, size 10
                        Dr. Marek Lutrzykowski, Michigan
                        http://www.obesityhelp.com/morbidobe...?N=H1063497719
                        Abdominoplasty with Hernia Repair, November 28, 2005
                        Dr. Paul Cederna, Michigan

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                        • #13
                          Replying to Topic \'Iron\'

                          Thanks Ya\'ll... I love you guys!!!!!!!!!

                          I have some here that is Ferrous Fumarate slow release 15 mg from GNC.
                          Then I went and bought somemore from GNC yesterday and the box reads:
                          GNC Woman\'s Iron Complete high porency enteric coated 30 mg of Iron per tablet contains 60 tablets. On the side it says: take one daily. Ingredients are:
                          Vitamin C s Ascorbic Acid 50 mg
                          Folic Acid 400mcg
                          Vitamin B-12 as Cyanocobalamin 50 mcg
                          Iron as Ferrous Fumarate 30 mg
                          Copper as Copper Cluconate 2mg

                          Will this be of any value and are the combinations that they have here okay? I am not too sure what Dr. M recommends and will find out once I have my surgery in 11 days.

                          Love you guys,
                          Deb
                          http://obesityhelp.com/morbidobesity...?N=S1090106640
                          ------------------------------------------------------
                          Pre-op wt: 375 BMI 59
                          5\\\'8\\" 46 y/o
                          9/10/05 Dr. Marchesini
                          Open BPD/DS
                          www.drmarchesini.com
                          11/03/07: 180# BMI 27.3
                          06/05/06: Minor Abdominal surgery for: \\"Benign fibrosis and fat necrosis 6x5x2.5cm\\"
                          Dr. Scott Lucas
























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                          • #14
                            Replying to Topic \'Iron\'

                            Do NOT use slow-release or enteric coated unless your DS surgeon specifically advises you to. It needs a lot of time in the intestines to be absorbed, and that\'s time we don\'t have as post-ops.
                            Cassie

                            April 7, 2004 - First Consult with Dr. Oakley - 311 pounds/BMI 46.5
                            July 29, 2004 - Approved for Out of Country surgery by OHIP, scheduled August 26, 2004
                            August 26, 2004 - Open BPD/DS with Dr. Oakley - 336.6 pounds/BMI 49.7
                            January 2007 - 150.0 pounds/BMI 22.1
                            Currently 175 pounds/BMI 25.8

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                            • #15
                              Replying to Topic \'Iron\'

                              Thanks Cassie. I am glad you responded I will get a prescription from my PCP and go that route.
                              Hugs,
                              Deb
                              http://obesityhelp.com/morbidobesity...?N=S1090106640
                              ------------------------------------------------------
                              Pre-op wt: 375 BMI 59
                              5\\\'8\\" 46 y/o
                              9/10/05 Dr. Marchesini
                              Open BPD/DS
                              www.drmarchesini.com
                              11/03/07: 180# BMI 27.3
                              06/05/06: Minor Abdominal surgery for: \\"Benign fibrosis and fat necrosis 6x5x2.5cm\\"
                              Dr. Scott Lucas
























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