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  •  I was horribly anemic as a child (4+ / 0-)

    And I was just a blob, no energy, none of it, a completely atypical 7-8 year old ... until the doctor prescribed some mighty good tasting anti-anemia potion. I still struggle with it, but I know the signs so am able to remedy things fairly quickly.

    It's good to read a happy ending story. I'm happy for you!

    •  just a blob . . . yup know the feeling. (2+ / 0-)
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      indubitably, ladybug53

      I have 2 anemias; pernicious (requiring B-12 injections) and iron deficiency.

      Normally you are supposed to get a boost of energy after taking a B-12 injection and I used to, but haven't for years.

      That should have been my first clue that something was wrong in the "blood area" - but I thought that I had just gotten used to it.  

      No boost and no energy even after B-12 injection and didn't know my iron levels were low = blob

      thanks :-)

      Bumper sticker seen on I-95; "Stop Socialism" my response: "Don't like socialism? GET OFF the Interstate highway!"

      by Clytemnestra on Thu May 09, 2013 at 02:03:47 PM PDT

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      •  Wow. One is bad enough. (2+ / 0-)
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        Clytemnestra, ladybug53

        Eating meat is usually enough for me, but sometimes I get the whacky idea that I should go vegetarian.

        I don't know what I'd do if I had two anemias.

        Keep feeling better!

        •  my body doesn't make intrinsic factor any more (2+ / 0-)
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          indubitably, ladybug53

          I could eat a whole cow and still not absorb any of the B-12 from it.

          Vegetarians do get pernicious anemia but that's only after years and years and if they don't take a supplement with it.  The body will reabsorb the b-12 it uses, and there is very little lost in the cycle.  But again re-absorption happens in the gut and because I don't have intrinsic factor that never takes place - so even the B-12 that I use gets washed out of my body.

          :-)

          Bumper sticker seen on I-95; "Stop Socialism" my response: "Don't like socialism? GET OFF the Interstate highway!"

          by Clytemnestra on Thu May 09, 2013 at 05:37:36 PM PDT

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