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Anemia

Friday, April 16, 2010

Found out today I am really iron deficient. Good to know now once it gets under control a lot of symptoms will be going away including some of the stuff I have been attributing to my allergies, they were just symptoms that were intensified by the allergies.

  
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LADY_JOSIELOT 4/17/2010 1:01AM

    I have recurring anemia (and have been mostly vegetarian for just over a decade, but unsure if they're technically related). I was taking a pretty strong iron supplement called Feosol under doctor's orders starting maybe 6 years ago and took it for almost 3 years before I stopped taking it (because my mom kept telling me I probably wasn't still anemic and iron supplements are dangerous). Since then I'd been turned away from donating blood about half the time I tried to because my number wasn't high enough. Duh. The idea that I was anemic again didn't really register again though, until I just found out again last month that according to my most recent bloodwork, I am indeed very anemic and doctor told me to take Feosol again and sort of yelled at me for stopping taking it, lol. She said if my numbers aren't better in two months I might need to get injections because my body might not be absorbing it correctly since this is a recurring problem. I have a hard time getting in my 60g of protein a day though, so that's not helping either.

- Josie

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LOSTINIOWA3 4/16/2010 9:32PM

    Yeah, I'm borderline anemic too. I have to make sure to eat iron-rich foods every time I want to give blood or else my iron is too low and I can't donate. Somewhere at work I have a list of their suggested foods for boosting your iron. I'll find it and post it.

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DEUSMACHINA 4/16/2010 9:05PM

    Yep, been there, done that! I was never a big meat eater and was always slightly anaemic. I now eat meat three times a week and voila! No worries! Before my pregnancies I was anaemic, as well, and I had to take a supplement. If you do, I would highly recommend Floradix. It's a plant-based iron supplement (in liquid form) that does not cause a lot of the problems that tablet-based ones do.

Good luck getting your iron back up! You will feel so much better when you do!

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MRSBRAUCHT 4/16/2010 5:22PM

    I was very anemic while pregnant...and now that I am no longer pregnant I am still anemic!! I find eating lots of spinach and other leafy greens was the best way to get it in my diet without taking the nasty pills (they made my stomach SO upset!)
Good Luck!!

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Productive morning, now waiting on the rain

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Had my work physical today, it is nice get a free physical every year for work. I followed that with a quick bite of banana and a vegan protein bar (actually pretty good by Nugo) then went with my friend Yvonne and my puppies on a 2.5 mile walk, we followed that up with a healthy brunch of fruit salad, shrimp with summer veggies, and sweet potato cakes. I also got bills paid gonna go on a run later distance will be dictated by the allergies but it is supposed to rain today hopefully that will knock the pollen down.

  
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EMSMOMME 4/15/2010 7:47PM

    I hope the rain comes through for you! Sounds like you had a great day overall!

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REILLYGIRRRL 4/15/2010 2:11PM

  Sounds like a wonderful day so far!

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Allergies attempting to derail me!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

My seasonal allergies had me laid out flat yesterday, booo! Today I did manage a short 2 mile jog but it did a nice little torture number on my lungs, can't wait for the pollen counts to go down! Until then it is Zyrtec, and doing the best I can by working out in the morning and if all else fails I may have to move indoors for my workouts.

  
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HEZLIZZIE 4/15/2010 11:14AM

    Oh no! I hope the pollen counts are on their way down, too.

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THEQUEENBEE333 4/13/2010 8:27PM

    I hear you. I have allergies too - they contribute to my headaches! Here's to feeling better soon. You are still getting it done! Go you!

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EMSMOMME 4/13/2010 7:49PM

    The pollen count is horrible here too! Pretty bad when the news stations feel a need to text warnings to their text subscribers! LOL Maybe you'll get a rain to wash all that pollen out!!
hugs,
Terri

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The Dehydration Zone

Friday, April 09, 2010

Think I have still been recovering from Sunday's oops forgot my water run. Part of the problem was I worked the past couple days in a position that is not my normal one and so I had less access to my water. Point being I was miserable yesterday think I may be a little closer to hydrated but yuck have I felt yucky! I have a run scheduled for this afternoon my goal is to do about 4 miles+. Its a 40-50 minute run. 8 miles scheduled on Saturday gonna plot out a different course today so I can have a change of scenery.

  
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THEQUEENBEE333 4/12/2010 9:24AM

    OMG! You are so continuing to rock on the running. Great job girl. Stay hydrated though so you have a great week! Take care of you!

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Finally I am a runner again

Wednesday, April 07, 2010

Stupid as this sounds even with doing my run/ walk and doing 7 miles that way I still wasn't feeling like a runner. But today I have reached my goal of running 2 continuous miles not the fastest 2 miles ever but I did it the full way no walk breaks!

  
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LOSTINIOWA3 4/7/2010 7:44PM

    Hooooo-RAY for you!!
I am envious ... I couldn't run to the end of the block!

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LOSTINIOWA3 4/7/2010 7:44PM

    Hooooo-RAY for you!!
I am envious ... I couldn't run to the end of the block!

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DEUSMACHINA 4/7/2010 7:13PM

    WOOOOOHOOOOOO! You are a runner!!

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THEQUEENBEE333 4/7/2010 4:50PM

    WAY TO GO GIRL!

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HEZLIZZIE 4/7/2010 4:27PM

    YOU ARE A ROCKSTAR!! * high fives *

The day I finally was able to run 2 miles without a walk break was so fabulous; I told pretty much every person I came in contact with, LOL! :D

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