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Found out I am anemic

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Yep, So now I must take Iron and B12 daily to try and keep my blood count out of the red. 4mths ago I went to the ER as I was very weak and having a hard time breathing. They discovered that my Blood count was only 10 and dropping. Due to my one kidney, they gave me nothing but referred me to my Dr.

Three days later I visited my doctor and she ran tests. My blood count was close to 9 now so she put me on Iron 2x a day in conjunction with my daily vitamin. I was under the impression that was enough but nope.

Two weeks had past and I was still very week although i felt much better. I began to worsen after the third week so the Dr ordered me to take B12 daily as well. After two weeks of taking both of these, I noticed a great improvement.

4mths later and ive gained all of my weight back since Dec. Yes, its mainly my fault because when i was weak and tired... i fed myself for strength. HABIT to eat more when I am exhausted.

I am going to not let this discourage me and move forward.

I notice that I am extremely weak during that time of the month. To counter act this, I try to consume red meat. (which is something I avoid for my body type)

Hope others can learn from my experiences.
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