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for your answers to yesterday's
I went through "The Change" some twenty-something years ago...
I have been having cold hands and feet for a year or two now...
The sporadic chills "Cold Flashes" just in the last 2 or 3 months....
So from the comments left on yesterday's blog... and adding in my thoughts on what has changed in the last few years... this is what I have deduced and my plan of action.
I think that my coldness has to do with my diet, dieting, change in eating patterns.
About a year ago I started really trying to change my habits, albeit not very successfully.
A few months ago I started WORKing a lot harder on changing the habits of a (long) life-time. The changes have resulted in my scale showing lowering numbers... for which I am greatly grateful. We all love to have our WORK acknowledged.
Using the information I gathered from yesterday's comments I went google'n about the internet, I came across information that leads me to believe my problem is quite possibly an iron deficiency, although it could be a metabolic issue or possibly any one of probably a thousand other things. Therefore, like an auto mechanic... I will treat the easiest possible solution to the perceived problem..
Thus, I plan to buy a low-dose iron supplement this next week, probably Monday, and see if over the next month I see any changes in my body. I know the only way to tell/diagnose iron deficiency is with a blood test... but trying a supplement is a whole lot less expensive than bill$ for doctor + draw blood tech + lab test tech + doctor = find out result$. OR, I just thought of a really cheap way out of the blood test... Go to a Red Cross Blood drawing... If you are anemic... you keep your blood, so the only cost would be if I am not anemic, I would have to donate a pint of blood. AND, if you do donate blood then they do a whole bunch of tests on your blood...if they find anything wrong.. YOU get notified! The next local blood drawing that I know of is the 1st Tuesday in October... too long to wait. I will go with the iron supplement.
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