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Old 01-05-2008, 02:20 PM   #11
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Hint from my children's pediatrician to quickly ascertain if you have anemia---press your fingernail and release it----it should immediately go from white (when you press it) to pink when you release it. If it doesn't immediately become pink you might be anemic----also if you're bruising with no good reason anywhere above the abdomen that could be another indicator....definitely get yourself checked out with the doctor and don't put it off
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Old 01-05-2008, 06:57 PM   #12
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Thanks everyone. I'm seeing the Dr on the 18th. I take a multivitamin daily and I just got iron pills today. I also take b12 daily...and looks like I need to get vitamin C as well.
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Old 01-05-2008, 09:40 PM   #13
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Cream of Wheat has iron
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Old 01-05-2008, 10:40 PM   #14
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Dark green vegetables, such as spinach, swiss charred, kale, etc., and lean red meat.
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Old 01-06-2008, 02:42 AM   #15
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Well, Angie, do check in with us and let us know what you find out--most blood test results will take at least 3-5 working days----I'm waiting on hearing about a CA125 blood test for ovarian cancer and it's not much fun waiting around. I know nothing about my mother's side of the family genetics-wise so I'm chewing my nails.......
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So sorry to hear about your situation Expatgirl. Do let us know how it goes. Genetic tests do take a while and can take a couple of weeks depending on what they are testing for. Thinking of you.

Iron levels should be available same day though.
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Old 01-12-2008, 06:53 AM   #17
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I hate to tell you this, but one side effect of taking your iron in pill form can be ... constipation. And it can be painful. Make sure to drink lots of fluids and eat those vegetables you DO like, and lots of them.
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Old 01-12-2008, 07:29 AM   #18
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I hate to tell you this, but one side effect of taking your iron in pill form can be ... constipation. And it can be painful. Make sure to drink lots of fluids and eat those vegetables you DO like, and lots of them.

Ahhh...yeah....I found that out so I'm supplimenting for that as well!
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Old 01-12-2008, 10:26 AM   #19
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My father inlaw used to say if you just eat right you don't need nothing else.
Just work hard and if you need iron suck on nail while you work.

He had alot of sayings:

It colder out then my dead dogs a**

Hotter then a Witche's T*T .

Its as fresh as a June Bride.

I could go on but --he was a rough OLe Polack.
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I hate to tell you this, but one side effect of taking your iron in pill form can be ... constipation. And it can be painful. Make sure to drink lots of fluids and eat those vegetables you DO like, and lots of them.
There are different preparation of iron you can try if you have problems with the first one you try. Ferrous sulfate is the most common one out there, but it gives me cramps, so I take ferrous gluconate. HTH.
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