hi annbbe, you could be eating foods that interfere with your iron absorption rather than enhancing it. there might be some other imbalance in the picture as well. i can't say much right now but will be back later with a link to other recent discussions of iron nutrition, with some links to reading. TTFN!
my approach: no meds so far - just nutrient-dense anti-inflammatory whole foods, and supplements where needed
info: www.whfoods.com, www.nutritiondata.com