Anemia and overeating

Monday, September 17, 2012

I hopefully start carrying this week so I should have a paycheck in 3 weeks. BUT for now we're still on a budget. Its my sucky week of the month so all I can think about is food, sleep, and BE QUIET! I'm not mean, I just get headaches. And we're budgeting our meats like crazy right now.
And I know all of this comes from being anemic. How do I know when I'm really really anemic? Yesterday I think I actually begged our roomate for what was leftover of his sandwich because I was starving but didn't want to stand up (I'm lazy but not that desperate to be lazy) and this morning I woke up covered in bruises and feeling like a snowstorm was in my room.
So I think with my paycheck I'm going to start getting serious about this anemia thing. I already take 2 iron pills a day. My shakes don't have a ton of iron in them (which I think is stupid) but they have an additional 22%. And honestly, my obgyn said I only lose about 4-5 tbsps of blood realistically with my period (and that's considered heavy?). So there has to be something causing me to be like this. It's gotten worse since I started losing weight. But I've also gained back some of the weight and it keeps getting worse.
This is my body. I like it a lot. The scale can't be the only reason I take care of myself.
BTW we had a fallout with our roomate the other day but it was a good thing. I was honest with him and Josh, they were honest with me and each other, now things are better. Lee even gave my kids some money for how much work they do around the apartment and for all the times they take out his dog and stuff. Things are really good here.
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    That can be really tough because there's so many possible causes of anemia. Does your doctor have any suggestions beyond taking supplemental iron as to why that alone might not be helping enough?

    I know there are some vitamins and minerals where lacking one can cause our body to not properly utilize another or to overuse another. Unfortunately I don't know enough about iron and red blood cells to even know what nutritionally might help.
    2620 days ago
  • 123ELAINE456
    Being Anemic is nothing to fool around with. Why don't you get a second opinion? I hope you get to feeling better very soon. God Bless You and Family. Have a Wonderful Week. Take Care. I'm glad things are better at the house too.
    2620 days ago

    Comment edited on: 9/18/2012 12:36:19 AM
    Wow - so sorry you haven't been feeling well. It definitely sounds like you do need to take this anemia thing seriously! Good luck :)
    2620 days ago
  • DONNA5281

    I'm sorry to hear that you aren't feeling well. Have you seen another Dr. for a second opinion??
    I am very happy that everyone talked about their feelings. Isn't it a relief for everyone? That should be one thing off your mind that you don't have to worry about.
    Take care,
    Your emoticon Donna

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    2620 days ago

    my sister walks 15,000 steps a day at 63 years old and has lost 105 pounds. she went from a size 24 to a size 10. all her health issues dropped off as the 105 pounds dropped off.

    i gave up grain and sugary products and have lost 44 pounds at age 60. i went from a size 18 to a size 10 shorts and medium tops from a 1 or 2x.

    we are both still loosing weight until we reach our goal

    2620 days ago
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