Quoting Squeaky McGee [19 wks]:" Iron pills. Take them with Vitamin C and a stool softener. The Vitamin C helps them to be absorbed better, ... [snip!] ... you. Can you call your doctor? They might be able to order a CBC (which is $8 at my doctor's office) without an appointment."
Quoting LEGENDARY JAS ♥:" I've had it for plenty of years. You can take iron pills but they don't agree with me. They make me constipated. ... [snip!] ... me constipated. I just make sure I eat plenty of iron rich foods daily and take vitamin C which helps my body absorb they iron."
Quoting smartass.:" Well I don't currently have a doctor, but my son's doctor is a family doctor so I might ask him. I ... [snip!] ... with iron in it but it's huge and tastes AWFUL so it's tough to go through with it (I have a serious problem swallowing pills)"
Quoting Squeaky McGee [19 wks]:" I understand. I am the same way. Try to incorporate plenty of iron-rich foods into your diet (green leafy vegetables, legumes, etc)."
Quoting smartass.:" I guess I can try that until I can go to the dr at least. I'm just worried because I literally woke ... [snip!] ... I've talked to thinks it's anemia because I was on my period when it happened. I'm just scared it's going to happen again "
Quoting nursemaya (15weeks):" um that sounds more like a bad dream. Passing out from anemia doesn't usually entail screaming"