How long has this been diagnosed as a problem? So you have details as to your labs including serum iron , TIBC (total iron binding capacity ) Ferritin level ???
It could be that you may have better absorption via a different formulation by Rx such as Niferex for example
You don't take anything to reduce stomach acid do you?? That would reduce the absorption of iron .
Meds that can reduce iron absorption include acid reducing meds such as Nexium / Aciphex/ Prilosec etc
I agree with you taking along with vitamin C as that should improve iron absorption....
It sounds that you may have an absoption problem ...the proteins that serve to carry and transport iron should be checked as well if not already ...
Consult of hematologist may be of help to you....
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