sorry it's taken me awhile to get back to you. i fell asleep last night instead of getting online!
here's what i understand... you should probably confirm this with a health care professional..
most of our iron is stored in the liver. it takes awhile to go through it, especially if you're not getting periods. if you're still going through that, it'll take less time to use up your iron stores.
most of us need to supplement at some point. it took me 18 months before i needed supplements, and then the over the counter regular stuff didn't work. what did work - and what a number of people i know take - is the stuff they give people on kidney dialysis. and it's not because we have kidney problems, it's that this stuff is easily absorbed. i'll have to dig out the package and tell you the exact name. it's sort of over the counter, but it's behind the counter.
other people have to end up with IV iron. not a pleasant thing.
does this help?
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