I recently had minor surgery that caused me to become very anemic post op. My GYN put me on Slow Fe iron tablets 3 times per day for 3 months. This has caused my IBS-D problem to fluctuate between IBS-D and then C with a lot of pain and cramping. The pain is not related to the surgery(that went away in a few days). Any suggestions? I have to stay on the iron to raise my hemoglobin count.