Thank you for the information, I didn't realize there were different kinds of iron pills. My onc said he would prefer giving me iron infusions, but he is afraid to try them again after my allergic reaction to them last Sept. It was Venafor and that was supposed to be the safest kind. They were actually surprised I had a reaction to it. Also that was when my high blood pressure problem started too. I take 325 mg ferrous sulfate. In June when I started it I was supposed to take 3 a day. I was barely able to put up with 2 a day, I got so nauseated. So for the last 3 weeks I have just been taking 1 at bedtime, but I am still nauseated every time I eat. So I really am getting run down from not eating. I'm going to try that iron asporbate that you take. What mg. is it? I'm so tired of being tired, and I'm so tired of taking pills. Every morning I get up all I can think of is I have to start taking pills all day. I always take my Sprycel but lately I've been skipping a lot of my meds and I'm not supposed to do that. I stayed in bed all day today because I just wanted a day so I wouldn't feel like crap. I was sick all night last night because I took that iron pill at bedtime. I keep calling Cleveland Clinic to see if they have come up with a surgery that can unblock my carotid artery it"s 100% and inoperable, it was 99% blocked in 1993 and they were able to operate.and open up the artery, I was way to young to have that happen but it's hereditary in my family,so it's blocked again. But that would be 3 less pills I would have to take if they could take care of that. Living with the possibility of a stroke is a lot scarier to me than cml. Then out of the blue I have high bp, and all those meds make me sick. I'm doing fine with Sprycel and my cml is no problem, My numbers are perfect except for the anemia. A couple weeks ago someone brought up the subject of medical id bracelets. I have to wear one because I'm a stroke risk, and if it's caught within 3 hours I can get a shot that can reverse the effects of a stroke. So having cml engraved on it later was just an afterthought, but if anybody has other health problems it really is a good idea to wear some kind of a medical id.
I'm so sorry Teds, I didn't mean to dump on you like that. I've just had a rotten day and you are so sweet and kind and considerate, all you have been through and still are going through, and you have the little ones, I admire you, do you realize how strong you really are? I sure do Love Billie