My iron levels were found to be dangerously low, so my consultant told me to get Spatone, said it was very good. I now take it every morning and evening with a glass of OJ.
But today my GP said it was useless, and I should take Galfer!
Who is right? Surely different products suit different people. I have noticed a big improvemnt since taking Spatone. I still feel tired, but it is a physical tired from being so big, whereas before I was mentally tired.
My next blood tests will show I suppose if I'm absorbing the iron in Spatone or not, but just wondered how others found it.
I started on the galfer and had to come off it as it didnt agree with me, and am now on spatone and find it brilliant, so much energy and i need it esp in this house!!
galfer's only €2.50 in the chemist here.
galfer has around twenty times the amount of iron than spatone. i found spatone terrible and my midwife said its absolutely rubbish too. when i started on galfer i had a little bit of constipation but after a couple of days, that disappeared.
also the price difference between the two is incredible
Hospital told me to start taking Galfer. Midwife said that it can cause constipation in some people and if I was having real difficulties with it to go on Spatone.
I find Galfer fine for the moment.
Actually it even has a stamp on the back of my hospital appointment card, like an ad for Galfer. So maybe some hospitals push one over the other?
My midwife said spatone is useless as well, she said it only has 10% the content of iron that galfer has
I was told to take at least 2 galfer per day
, i would take them with a pint of fruit smoothie!!! so no constipation
Your baby takes everything it needs form your body and will leave you deficient, you will loose 2-3 units of blood during delivery so can't affort to be low before hand.
Stick with the galfer
If your iron levels are very low take Galfer or Ferrograde C.
Don't touch the Spatone.
I was on it for months, it was fine initially but as i get into the 3rd trimester i got so tired, my haemoglobin was only 8, should be at least 12
OK so thanks for the replies
Just the other day the mid wife was telling me I should be taking iron. When anemic on first pregnancy (iron went down to 3.8!) I took galfer and it made me really sick. I was telling the midwife this and she said even one galfer every three days would be fine now - that taking three spatone sachets a day would be the same as one galfer every three days. She said spatone is much easier to stomach!