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by suttmes69xx
Sun Sep 16, 2018 8:38 pm
Forum: Non-prescription Medicines, Supplements, Diet
Topic: best iron suppliment to increase ferritin levels?
Replies: 17
Views: 830

Re: best iron suppliment to increase ferritin levels?

I had to stop taking iron for now as my lower intestines just couldn't handle it. Like you said, yawny, I was doing fine and then suddenly I really felt sick. I'm trying to get everything back to normal and then will try again. My challenge is that I take Sinemt for my PD and it also upsets my stoma...
by suttmes69xx
Sun Sep 16, 2018 8:16 pm
Forum: Non-prescription Medicines, Supplements, Diet
Topic: Changing my diet may have solved my RLS
Replies: 36
Views: 4251

Re: Changing my diet may have solved my RLS

Interesting. I find that if I eat too much red meat for dinner, it really sets off my RLS at bedtime. That makes no sense to me at all.
by suttmes69xx
Sun Sep 09, 2018 6:57 pm
Forum: Non-prescription Medicines, Supplements, Diet
Topic: best iron suppliment to increase ferritin levels?
Replies: 17
Views: 830

Re: best iron suppliment to increase ferritin levels?

What digestive enzymes do you take? I had to stop iron for now as it was causing problems with lower intestines.
by suttmes69xx
Mon Aug 06, 2018 11:16 pm
Forum: Non-prescription Medicines, Supplements, Diet
Topic: best iron suppliment to increase ferritin levels?
Replies: 17
Views: 830

Re: best iron suppliment to increase ferritin levels?

thanks for the reply. But how is it possible to take iron 3 x a day on empty stomach. My research showed you should take it 2 hours after eating and not eat for 2 more hours.,
by suttmes69xx
Mon Aug 06, 2018 9:22 pm
Forum: Non-prescription Medicines, Supplements, Diet
Topic: best iron suppliment to increase ferritin levels?
Replies: 17
Views: 830

best iron suppliment to increase ferritin levels?

Even though I have been taking iron supplements for 2 months, my ferritin has fallen from 65.1 to 62.1. I am taking Solgar Gentle Iron (iron bisglycinate) 50 mg every other day. Even though it is gentle on my stomach, not increasing my GERD or constipation, it does not seem to improve my ferritin le...
by suttmes69xx
Sun Jul 01, 2018 6:16 pm
Forum: Non-prescription Medicines, Supplements, Diet
Topic: Changing my diet may have solved my RLS
Replies: 36
Views: 4251

Re: Changing my diet may have solved my RLS

Thanks so much for clarifying that, Rustsmith. I wonder why my PC insists that the best way to absorb the most iron is to take it every other day. Are their different expert opinions on this?
by suttmes69xx
Sun Jul 01, 2018 5:08 pm
Forum: Non-prescription Medicines, Supplements, Diet
Topic: Changing my diet may have solved my RLS
Replies: 36
Views: 4251

Re: Changing my diet may have solved my RLS

Badnights, I'm a little confused. If iron isn't absorbed unless your blood levels are low, how does taking iron everey day help?
by suttmes69xx
Thu Jun 28, 2018 12:15 am
Forum: Non-prescription Medicines, Supplements, Diet
Topic: Changing my diet may have solved my RLS
Replies: 36
Views: 4251

Re: Changing my diet may have solved my RLS

Thanks for the replies. I am aware of the augmentation issues related to Sinemt. Unfortunately, I need to take Sinemt in order to function, so have no choice in the matter. I did listen to the Webinar on iron and RLS, but just didn't remember the comment about taking the iron every other day. I do t...
by suttmes69xx
Wed Jun 27, 2018 8:23 pm
Forum: Non-prescription Medicines, Supplements, Diet
Topic: Changing my diet may have solved my RLS
Replies: 36
Views: 4251

Re: Changing my diet may have solved my RLS

I have both RLS and Parkinson ’s disease. I try to eat a healthy diet and cut down on carbs. My problem is that eating protein reduces the absorption of my Sinemet (dopamine). Because of my current schedule it is not always possible to avoid taking Sinemet around meal time, so I end up eating carbs,...
by suttmes69xx
Sun Nov 05, 2017 9:23 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Take Horizant?
Replies: 2
Views: 699

Take Horizant?

I am relatively new to the site. I have PD and RLS. I take Sinemt for my PD. But when I take my evening dose it seems to aggravate my RLS. I am taking Klonopin for RLS, but it doesn't seem to help anymore. My doctor suggested I try Horizant, taking a pill at 5:00 with food. Does it really take 6 hou...

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