Hi all, I am new to this site, my partner and I have recently decided to start TTC at ages 33 (me) and 39 (him). This will be our first child. I have recently, within the last mont, started taking Elevit and have found since I have been taking it that it makes me feel bloated, gassy, diarrhea and dark poo. I assume this is the high iron in it? Has anyone else experienced this and what have you done about it, ie is there something else we can take?
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07-04-2016 07:41 #1
Side effects of Elevit
07-04-2016 07:43 #2
I had to mix up my vitamins, I think it's the high iron that did it for me
07-04-2016 07:48 #3
Thanks. I've just been searching the net about it and it looks like quite a few people have the same problem with it. Wish I researched it before going out and spending $70odd on a 100 pack 😕
07-04-2016 08:14 #4Senior Member
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The black mores version was a lot nicer on the tummy for me.
One thing I did was split the vitamins too.
When I had a blood test o saw what I was low on and only supplemented those vitamins.
Not point supplementing something you don't need!!
07-04-2016 10:25 #5
07-04-2016 11:37 #6Junior Member
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My dr advised to always take Elevit after food - never on an empty stomach. so give your breakfast 20mins or so to settle then pop your pill. made a huge difference for me. But other brands may work better for you - Blackmores etc. maybe you could just take elevit every second day until you use up the pack?
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07-04-2016 15:01 #7
I was also told to take it after food, however, it didn't make a difference for me, although for me both times it caused constipation, in the end I just ended up taking what the dr told me, after having blood tests done.
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16-04-2016 14:45 #8
I've found taking it at night before bed better than in the mornings
16-04-2016 15:46 #9
If you go on blackmore's they are a b*tch to swallow- especially with morning sickness!
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16-04-2016 16:30 #10
You could just start out on Blackmores iFolic and get a blood test to see if you are deficient in anything like pp recommend. I have only just found out I am anaemic at 33 weeks but my blood test at 28 weeks showed my iron levels were great.
Elevit and a Ferro Grad are notorious for causing tummy problems.
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