Hi All, my husband has within the last few days been diagnosed with CLL. He is 69, 70 in May. Blood tests have revealed that he has iron deficient anaemia and is taking ferrous sulphate for this. No prescription but local pharmacist was kind enough to sell me it. Due to no idea as to what dose he should take, he started off yesterday taking 3 but appears to now be suffering with a bit of diarrhoea, we have now decided it may be better to drop down to 2 tabs over a -12 hour period. Has anyone else taken these tablets and had the same trouble. At this moment in time we have no idea about treatments etc. but once all tests are done can someone give me some idea how long afterwards we can expect treatment to start. Thankfully we are Oxford based so have some of the best hospitals locally.