I'm having my ferritin tested next week and it looks as if I will be ferritin deficient again. I've got a prescription for ferrous fumarate, but I'm happy to pay for something easier to take and more effective.
The last time I had this issue, it took me five years to get my ferritin up from16 to 102 in a range 15 - 150. In that time I tried:
Floradix - ineffective - level stayed the same
Spatone - ineffective - on two sachets a day my levels actually went down!!
Ferrous sulphate - I started on one tablet a day and immediately had such severe GI issues that the twenty minute walk to work became the worst kind of lottery!
Ferrous fumarate - I never got past one tablet a day and the GI issues flared intermittently meaning I'd have to stop them and wait for things to settle down again
Ferrous bisglycinate - this caused moderate to severe GI issues
Cytoplan Wholefood Iron - this started off OK, but then I had the GI issues
I have spoken to the Head Pharmacist at my local Boots and he says there is nothing else on offer. I know I'm not the only person with this problem. What do you take?