Diary of Unknown Symptoms

Mystery of the Internal Vibration

Entry for June 19, 2007

I’ve taken three doses of 25 mg iron yesterday and again today without any magnesium. I am feeling a little better these days and I definitely have a lot more energy. Did some googling tonight and I came across this for treatment.

Treatment of Iron Deficiency

There is no better treatment than ferrous sulfate, 325 mg three times daily, which provides 180 mg of iron daily of which 10mg is usually absorbed. Patients who cannot tolerate iron on an empty stomach should take it with food.

Treatment for iron deficiency anaemia includes adding iron-rich foods to the diet and taking iron supplements for up to 12 months. Don’t take iron supplements unless advised by your doctor.

Ferrous sulfate, 325 mg three times daily? That seems like a high dosage and I don’t have Anemia so it’s really hard to find a dosage for a basic deficiency.

The amount of iron absorbed decreases with increasing doses. For this reason, it is recommended that most people take their prescribed daily iron supplement in two or three equally spaced doses. For adults who are not pregnant, the CDC recommends taking 50 mg to 60 mg of oral elemental iron (the approximate amount of elemental iron in one 300 mg tablet of ferrous sulfate) twice daily for three months for the therapeutic treatment of iron deficiency anemia. However, physicians evaluate each person individually, and prescribe according to individual needs.

June 19, 2007 - Posted by | Health | , ,

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