View Full Version : Need advice for symptoms of anemia
09-19-2007, 12:19 AM
Last year after a partial hysterectomy to give birth to an alien tumor and after lots of blood tests I was also told I had anemia. Took a bunch of the suggested iron by the doc ie: ferrous sulfate. Finished it off. Never took anemia seriously and have always had symptoms of it, but the older I am getting (45) I am starting to feel it. I am not sure, but I think I am having anemia symptoms on raw and here they are: very tired, very irritable, low energy, a little depressed...does anyone have any advice? Maybe I am missing something in my diet? I have never eaten so many fruits, salad, avocados, or fats in my life...could it be a vitamin B12 thing that I am missing?
09-19-2007, 02:01 AM
It's possible you still have an underlying medical condition that is causing the anemia. If I were you that's what I would be looking for. I've had anemia off and on. The cause? Dairy allergy. I gave up the dairy and the anemia went away. It was that simple.
But there can be other causes of anemia. One is internal bleeding.
09-19-2007, 02:23 AM
not all anemia is caused by iron deficiency. It can be caused by a sluggish liver, lack of B vitamins, allergies etc. In these cases iron won't help. Best to find the underlying cause and treat it accordingly. :)
Nurse in the Raw
09-19-2007, 05:42 PM
You need to know what type of anemia you have in order to treat it. Ask your doctor to do some blood work. I am a nurse and you can PM me with your results if you want.
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