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    Default Side effects of Elevit

    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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    I had to mix up my vitamins, I think it's the high iron that did it for me

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    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 😕

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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!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kylez83 View Post
    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 😕
    They are still great vitamins; just mix up with swisse and Blackmores.

    If you are going to buy another pack chemist warehouse often has sales

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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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    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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    I've found taking it at night before bed better than in the mornings

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    If you go on blackmore's they are a b*tch to swallow- especially with morning sickness!

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    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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