I had my annual physical last week and had some blood work done. There is Type 2 diabetes in my family with a fairly early onset with my siblings so my doctor wanted to check my blood sugars. While my blood sugars are fine, I have iron deficiency anemia. Who knew? Not me. I had all sorts of symptoms (sleepiness, mouth ulcers, breathlessness, headaches, feeling faint, trouble concentrating, etc.) but I figured it was due to not sleeping for a year.
My doctor prescribed a crazy dose of an iron supplement and I’ll be starting it today. I’m not thrilled about the side effects of nausea and other stomach discomfort. During my pregnancy I had enough nausea to last me a lifetime, thank you very much.
Any advice for the iron-less?