I saw the GI on friday and was complaining about
how tired I was, he was going over my blood tests and telling me all my stuff was normal. I asked about
my B-12 levels and he said he didn't know and we could test for that. He said we could test for iron too. I was like wait I thought you guys test for iron with these tests, since my insides keep bleeding? He was like no....clickity click....actually you haven't gotten iron testing in nearly 3 years. I was like OMG LOL that's bad.
Anyways I am totally exhausted all the time because my iron is low. Apparently standard testing they do for bleeding is just your hemoglobin count, and they make it sound like the only measure of why you would/wouldn't be tired. Make sure your doctor checks that!!
Any advice on which brand or whatever of iron is more tolerable or works best? Even having an ensure or powerbar or whatever with 8mg of iron makes me want to puke, I can't imagine being able to get along very well with having a pill of 325mg of iron