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Really? And don't worry. You won't scare me. It's good to know these things. But you're right. Not everyone has insurance and I'm one of them, nor do we have the money to go to a doctor. I'm pretty sure I do have anemia. I
Really? And don't worry. You won't scare me. It's good to know these things. But you're right. Not everyone has insurance and I'm one of them, nor do we have the money to go to a doctor. I'm pretty sure I do have anemia. I feel like I've had it for a very long because for as long as I can remember, I've kind of been a "zombie". I always have dark circles under my eyes (as well as my eyelids being dark) and I'm a very tired and physically weak person. I get dizzy just from standing for a little while or for no reason at all. I take iron vitamins daily and they help a little but I'm still in pretty bad shape. I never considered diabetes, though. I sure hope it's not that. I love sweets too much. Lol. Oh, and leukemia would obviously be the worst of all so let's hope it's also not that. I'm going to try and get some help at a free clinic as soon as I can so maybe they can tell me what's going on with me.
And that's good to hear about your husband! I'm jealous. I scar very easily, even from little things. I also wish I weren't so sick all the time.
Honey, iron rich foods and Vitamin C are what you need. Then, if you can get into a free clinic, even a Planned Parenthood, have your blood sugar and red cell count checked. (It makes me so angry that in the richest country in the world so many people can't afford to see a doctor, but Mitt Romney's wife (they are multi millionaires) "doesn't consider herself wealthy" WTF?)
As for me, I heal very quickly, unless I've been on corticosteroids for a migraine. Then it takes longer.
Very little of the iron supplements you take are absorbed, and you shouldn't be taking them unless you KNOW you are clinically anemic. Even then, food should be your FIRST source of iron. (I recently found out I am anemic, and iron supps make me so sick that I can only treat it with food.)
IF you are anemic enough (after a blood test) to need supplements, Ferrous Gluconate is your best bet, after trying a food cure. Ferrous Gluconate is more easily absorbed than other types of supplemental iron, but you shouldn't even be taking that unless you are clinically anemic. Too much iron in your system is bad for your circulatory system, your heart and your digestive system and your immune system. It should be considered a drug and treated like one.