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by rlsgal70
Sat Jan 05, 2019 2:32 am
Forum: Non-prescription Medicines, Supplements, Diet
Topic: desiccated liver powder
Replies: 11
Views: 802

Re: desiccated liver powder

peanut1 wrote: if I take too many iron pills it impacts my digestion which kicks in the RLS.


What is the relation between digestion & RLS?
by rlsgal70
Fri Jan 04, 2019 11:48 pm
Forum: Non-prescription Medicines, Supplements, Diet
Topic: Iron supplementation & Constipation
Replies: 26
Views: 1164

Re: Iron supplementation & Constipation

How long & how hard to press on perineum? When do you do it?
by rlsgal70
Fri Jan 04, 2019 5:32 am
Forum: Non-prescription Medicines, Supplements, Diet
Topic: Proferrin/Iron Heme Polypeptide Tablet
Replies: 19
Views: 823

Proferrin/Iron Heme Polypeptide Tablet

Has anyone here tried Iron Heme Polypeptide Tablet/Proferrin as an iron supplement. I read some articles which say that it works as well as Intravenous Iron Sucrose. If you have tried it, how did it work? Any problems? Did you have constipation?
by rlsgal70
Mon Dec 31, 2018 4:17 pm
Forum: Non-prescription Medicines, Supplements, Diet
Topic: Iron supplementation & Constipation
Replies: 26
Views: 1164

Re: Iron supplementation & Constipation

Milk of magnesia can make your magnesium level go too high, especially if you are over 65 or have any kidney problems. I am 45 & without kidney problems. Stool softeners are fine. Bulking laxatives like Citrucel, Benefiber, and psyllium are fine. Already taking psyllium for a month - but that a...
by rlsgal70
Mon Dec 31, 2018 1:33 pm
Forum: Non-prescription Medicines, Supplements, Diet
Topic: Iron supplementation & Constipation
Replies: 26
Views: 1164

Re: Iron supplementation & Constipation

stjohnh wrote:Not good to take continuously.


How long can it be taken without a problem?
stjohnh wrote: Much safer for long term use (and more effective) is to use Miralax. OK to take Miralax with Iron


Unfortunately, Miralax or anything similar is not available in my country
by rlsgal70
Mon Dec 31, 2018 1:25 am
Forum: Non-prescription Medicines, Supplements, Diet
Topic: Iron supplementation & Constipation
Replies: 26
Views: 1164

Re: Iron supplementation & Constipation

Yankiwi wrote:
Recently I've been taking a fairly high dose magnesium tablet too, not because it helps with my rls but it does help with the constipation.


How high dose are you taking?
by rlsgal70
Sun Dec 30, 2018 5:17 pm
Forum: Non-prescription Medicines, Supplements, Diet
Topic: Iron supplementation & Constipation
Replies: 26
Views: 1164

Iron supplementation & Constipation

A month back, my blood test showed mild low iron levels & I started taking Iron Supplements. Within 3-4 days, my RLS symptoms almost reduced by half. Unfortunately, by 6-7 days, I was suffering from severe constipation - having no bowel movement for 4 days. I didn't connect it to the iron tablet...

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