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Postby zeedeveelgirl » Tue Nov 06, 2007 9:39 pm

Hmm interesting, thanks Rach! I don't eat a lot of red meat at all, maybe once a week, twice if I'm lucky!!

Ahhh okay, I didn't know that about iron tabs! Makes sense I guess!
Good idea, might as well ask the doc while you're there!!!
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Postby Butterfly_Dawn » Wed Nov 07, 2007 9:17 am

meat isn't the only source of iron too by the way. Green leafy vegetables (e.g. spinach...go popeye) and red kidney beans are good sources (if you combine with vitamin C say from capsicum it absorbs better too) :wink:
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Postby Chelle » Wed Nov 07, 2007 1:21 pm

Do you take any multi- vitiamin??
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Postby Rustie » Wed Nov 07, 2007 4:31 pm

Wat was your iron level?
I had extremely low iron stores (8) and had to have a transusion to help me. Some people cant absorb iron to well through food or tablets.
Another yummy trick is warm milo and milk. Contains more iron than red meat if u can believe that.(Cold milo dont work).
Im an expert on this... been through it a far bit.
But to me sounds like you have a virus. I had the same thing not long ago. Same symptoms of being pregnant it was scary!!
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Postby oostevens » Wed Nov 07, 2007 5:34 pm

HA HA does um soy milk or lactose free milk work? i cant have normal milk now :s

I dunno how bad my iron was, but i was taking tablets 2 times a week which isnt much i spose.

been having more dizzy spells.

but only 3 days till the doc so yay
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Postby Rustie » Thu Nov 08, 2007 8:41 am

Its wierd cause as long as the milk is warm(any tpye) then the body absorbs it better than having it cold. Thus more iron is absorbed into the body!

Have you tried taking more iron tablets again to see how you feel?
I had to take tablets every day for 3 months but it did nothing for me.
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