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SARAHJANE30 Posts: 1
1/27/10 4:25 P

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Someone else suggested a full blood work up from your doctor, including all of the vitamin levels, and I second that suggestion. I'm not sure where you live, but Vitamin D can also have an effect on tiredness. Press your doctor to do a full workup because you shouldn't be going through this. Another possible thing you could think about talking to your doctor about as well, especially if your blood work checks out, is going on the pill. Talk to her about a pill that will have you skip your periods all together. I personally don't like not getting my period, but many women love not having it, especially when a period interferes with training. Just things to think about. Hope you get this figured out because it must be very frustrating in your training!

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1/23/10 8:06 P

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i agree it could be your iron too but make sure you get your doctor to test you first.

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1/23/10 9:37 A

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thank you, thank you everybody! i feel better hearing that other people have been there and i'm not just a whiny girl all of a sudden ! emoticon i'll see if i can get in to see my DR this week...

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1/23/10 8:33 A

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I hate to say it, but it's not normal. I would not do anything or take anything without a doctor's visit. I was having problems a while back and your doctor should do blood work and perhaps an ultrasound to check for fibroids.

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1/23/10 12:43 A

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I've been having similar symptoms lately and I'm seriously in bed 3 days with complete exhaustion when my period starts. Turns out I'm severely B12 deficient, and I'm in the process of getting everything else checked out because a certain type of anemia goes along with B12 deficiencies. You can take B12 vitamins, it's impossible to overdose on them. But as far as anything else goes, I'd go see a doctor and let him know your family history of high iron. Hopefully he'll listen to you and you'll be on the road to recovery soon!

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1/23/10 12:30 A

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I am by no means a Dr. So PLEASE talk to your Dr. I was just simply pointing out that my situation is similar to yours and that is what my Dr told me. Simply to be used as a reference point to disucss with your Dr. I know Iron is very touchy and that is why I recommended seeing your own Dr. I wish you the best of luck and that your in tip to shape soon!!

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1/23/10 12:02 A

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*sigh* emoticon i was afraid of that... i am going to see if i can get in to see my DR, but i had really just wanted to know if anyone else was going through something similar... my family has really high iron so even if i do get low iron during my period the DR would never know because it would just show up as normal... emoticon sucks for me i guess.

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1/22/10 11:56 P

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PLEASE do not take iron unless you have been advised by your doc to do so. Iron can be VERY toxic to the body and lead to liver and heart issue. PLEASE talk to your own doctor regarding your situation.

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1/22/10 11:54 P

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I had something similar to this happen to me. Granted at the time I was not running. But during my period I would experience the same problems you are complaining of and it was unbearable to do anything. I spoke to my OB/GYN and she said that I became anemic during my periods. She told me to take a daily vitamin plus iron pills on top. So now when Im on my period I take my Iron pills and I have been fine. Now I highly enourage you to see a Dr. becuase you can OD on Iron. Your Dr. will be able to tell you the proper dosage for your body. I hope this helps.

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1/22/10 11:53 P

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This is outside the scope of what the experts or the members here at SparkPeople can offer, so you will need to talk with your own doctor regarding your situation.

Sorry.

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1/22/10 11:47 P

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ok, i need some practical advice-- i've been training regularly for over six months and am currently training for my first HM. every month it seems i get REALLY sick during my period- like tired, dizzy, need to sleep, can't run without killing myself, can barely clean my house- kinda sick. is this normal? i am just getting off today and this is the first day all week that i've been able to DO anything. running is my most important thing right now- other than family ect. but i'm concerned about the effect missing a week a month is going to have on my over all training-- the last two months i've just taken them off because they are SOO hard to push through and i seem to do ok with that- is that what i should do? has anyone else gone through this? what did you do?
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