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  •  Hurrah for you! (4+ / 0-)

    I was anemic for years due to a fibroid, to the point that I could not take a shower without feeling faint, but started feeling stronger literally hours after the hysterectomy that probably saved my life. For all those years I was on iron supplements, and if you are not already, I would recommend looking for one called ferrous gluconate instead of the ferrous sulfate usually prescribed. It's much more easily absorbed and therefore has WAY less of the nasty side effects.

    Good for you on the weight loss too - with all your added energy you will be slimming down and feeling better and better every day!

    •  I have 2 anemias (1+ / 0-)
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      pernicious (requiring B-12 injections) and iron deficiency.

      I take time release iron to help avoid the problems BUT also the problems are helping me loose weight.  It's a double edged sword really.

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      by Clytemnestra on Thu May 09, 2013 at 02:00:25 PM PDT

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