Hubby had that real fatigue too. Anemia....he was on 3 iron pills a day and got a B12 shot in Aug and Sept. His most recent labs showed very mild anemia and the iron was on the high side now. Dr had him change from 3 iron pills daily to one pill and to stop the B12. They will re-test the B12 in 3-4 months. The B12 seemed to help with the fatigue factor for him.
I like the suggestion about
the coco puffs, apple jacks and frosted mini wheats. Not sure which one he might like to try but some of the other iron food suggestions do not appeal to him at all...especially the liver!
I remember seeing a Dr on TV talking quite awhile back about
eating "organ meats". In his opinion he did not think it a wise thing to ingest them. Reason being - he said think about
what the function of those organs are. Why would you want to eat them was his feeling.
We were never fans of eating organ type meats anyway....as a kid my Mom would make liver and onions once a month - "good for you" and it was my least favorite meal. I remember kind of holding my breath when I would chew and swallow...lol.
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