I am 30 weeks and 5 days pregnant and my doctor prescribed me an iron supplement (325mg once daily) about 2 weeks ago because my complete blood count results revealed I was slightly anemic (I was at 10.3 and should be at 11) and I am concerned that he gave me too much and I understand that iron is difficult to absorb and can take a long time to build stores and certain foods can inhibit absorption but on top of my prenatal vitamin (which has 27 mg) assuming that it’s the elemental iron that’s listed that’s like 92mg of iron daily and I’ve read that you shouldn’t exceed 45mg during pregnancy and so far over the past couple weeks I haven’t had any symptoms until this morning after I took my iron pill (I don’t take it with my prenatal I space them out by a few hours) I had diarrhea, nausea, stomach pain, and just feel weird in general (almost lightheaded feeling or short of breath or very tired??) which are all symptoms of getting too much iron but also side effects of taking iron pills?? (That I’m very confused about like how do you know I what’s normal?) And the past couple visits my doctor has stressed how much he doesn’t like prescribing iron pills because they can cause constipation which causes hemorrhoids and also said I should eat more iron rich foods which honestly seemed like he was downplaying his decision in prescribing me the pills so I asked him if I should still take them and he said yes so Im just concerned that taking them is doing more harm than good and could be potentially harming my baby since I wasn’t even that anemic anyway. I don’t know what I should do.