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i have type C IBS.. 2 yrs ago i had surgery and was taking iron supplements..for the first time in about 40 yrs i went to the bathroom without additional help..when i stopped taking the iron, i stopped going...recently started again,(for no other reason than my extreme C) and am happy to report success...has any one out there had this experience?
 
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I have not used iron supplements because of my liver disease. But just a warning to folks about running out and getting iron supplements. Hepatitis C which is now an epidemic in the US thrives in an iron rich enviroment. Please get checked for this virus before you jump on the iron. Iron also accumulates n your system and if you do not need iron you should not take it.
 
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I have not used iron supplements because of my liver disease. But just a warning to folks about running out and getting iron supplements. Hepatitis C which is now an epidemic in the US thrives in an iron rich enviroment. Please get checked for this virus before you jump on the iron. Iron also accumulates n your system and if you do not need iron you should not take it.
 

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Hi,I have IBS-D, had it since my teens, am 45 now, have always been on the brink of anemia and have had to take a lot of iron-pills in my life. Iron makes my D even worse, but I think most people will get constipated when they take iron-pills. So it looks like you and I are some of the people who react rather differently to iron pills (I react the same to anything organic with iron in it, like healthy veggies like spinach and endives). Would be interesting to know if there are more people on this board who have the same reaction to iron!Fay
 

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Hi,I have IBS-D, had it since my teens, am 45 now, have always been on the brink of anemia and have had to take a lot of iron-pills in my life. Iron makes my D even worse, but I think most people will get constipated when they take iron-pills. So it looks like you and I are some of the people who react rather differently to iron pills (I react the same to anything organic with iron in it, like healthy veggies like spinach and endives). Would be interesting to know if there are more people on this board who have the same reaction to iron!Fay
 

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hi faythanks for your response...i agree...most people get more constipated with iron...i was told to be aware of this at the time of my surgery....but i told the dr i couldnt be more C than i am now & low and behold, the opposite happened...
 

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hi faythanks for your response...i agree...most people get more constipated with iron...i was told to be aware of this at the time of my surgery....but i told the dr i couldnt be more C than i am now & low and behold, the opposite happened...
 
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