Our expert says:
Iron tablets work very slowly - it only gets your iron count up @ about 1 point per month. She may need iron injection/drip or even a blood transfusion if it is very very low. Rather let her go to her GP for necessary tests ( FBC and diff, iron studies) and they should also look for the cause - does she have a bleeding peptic ulcer, or pernicious anemia where she does not absorb Vit B, or does she menstruate too heavily? It does not make sense to treat the anemia but not the cause.
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