I'm anemic. No surprise.
The phone call letting me know the doctor wanted me to start an extra iron supplement was no surprise either.
Picking up the prescription and reading the information label, however, gave me a HUGE surprise. The instructions stated that iron was best absorbed on an empty stomach. Therefore, you should take the pill one hour before or two hours after eating.
Really? That would require a 3-hour stretch with no food. Do they think when I'm pregnant I can really go that long? I'm surely not convinced. Needless to say finding a good time to take this pill has been a bit tricky.