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Old 06-19-2011, 11:34 PM   #11
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Old 06-20-2011, 02:19 AM   #12
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if you eat foods highin iron, be sure to also eat foods high in vitamin c along with it.

it's sorta like eating foods with calcium along with vitamin d. they work together.
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Old 06-20-2011, 02:24 AM   #13
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Good advice Doctor Bucky! DH can't have too much iron because of a genetic blood disorder that runs through his family. He found that even when he cut down on iron rich foods he was still having problems....then we realized it. He was taking a vitamin C tablet every day!
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Old 06-20-2011, 02:52 AM   #14
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I'm no Dr. but I do have LBP and am slightly anemic at times. I usually just eat liver and leafy green veg when I feel a bit bad and that helps. I also make a point of drinking 8 glasses of water a day. My iron levels drop when I don't eat enough red meat since I like fish and chicken more. Try eating more lean red meat too
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Old 06-20-2011, 03:10 AM   #15
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If you wish to eat liver, chicken liver is a better source of vit B12 than other types of liver. I have high-normal iron levels (as does my DH). This is in part because of the well water we drink, but also because of all the veggies we eat. Your doctor should be able to refer you to a nutritionist/dietician who could help you tweak your diet to include more foods high in iron and to understand which ones you can't eat with other foods because they bind. I know my friend who is anemic (a) takes a liquid iron supplement (and, I want to say she can't take it with orange juice, but I'd have to email her to confirm that), and (b) raids my kale and swiss chard patches during the summer months. She juices the kale and swiss chard to get more of a concentration of the nutrients.

Another reason to request a consult with a nutritionist/dietician would be if you are on any medication for LBP. There are certain foods that you would want to avoid and knowing which foods to either avoid or eat in moderation could help the medication to work more effectively.

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Old 06-20-2011, 12:37 PM   #16
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My doctor is not the swiftest. He forgets my names and mid-appointment asks me why I was there again. So i'm not on any medication for my LBP, but I will ask to see a dietician, thank you
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Old 06-20-2011, 12:55 PM   #17
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My doctor is not the swiftest. He forgets my names and mid-appointment asks me why I was there again. So i'm not on any medication for my LBP, but I will ask to see a dietician, thank you

Sounds like you need to ask to see a different doctor to start with. I expect a professional to at least act the part. I have fired doctors in the past.
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Old 06-20-2011, 12:58 PM   #18
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Sounds like you need to ask to see a different doctor to start with. I expect a professional to at least act the part. I have fired doctors in the past.
I visit my brothers' family doctor (the one their families go to) and he's the one who sends me for blood for my anemia and takes care of that. So i'm cheating on my doctor,
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See if that doctor will take you on as a patient. You need a doctor who can remember your name and makes sure you get the bloodwork done that you need on a regular basis. And, might be able to refer you to a dietician or nutritionist. This is a problem you will need to manage for a number of years, and it can be managed, but you need professional help to do so properly. Be aggressive--it's your health and well being. I imagine both--the anemia and LBP--render you tired most of the time. You look too young to be tired all the time.
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Old 06-20-2011, 01:08 PM   #20
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See if that doctor will take you on as a patient. You need a doctor who can remember your name and makes sure you get the bloodwork done that you need on a regular basis. And, might be able to refer you to a dietician or nutritionist. This is a problem you will need to manage for a number of years, and it can be managed, but you need professional help to do so properly. Be aggressive--it's your health and well being. I imagine both--the anemia and LBP--render you tired most of the time. You look too young to be tired all the time.
Thank you ! I'll see what I can do, if he'll take me. He made me an appointment early next month to see how everything is going so i'll talk to him then
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