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I'd love to know how others who were severly anemic have taken to get their iron levels up. I know it will likely take a long time but I am very keen to know how long the wait is likely to be.
After many years of having all of the symptoms, for example, being pale, feeling the cold, easily getting ill, feeling exhusted most of the time, having heavy and painful periods, having heart palpitations, etc. I decided to finally see the doctor with my list of symptoms. I have never had a blood test before and being 29 I thought this would be a good idea to check on things. My doctor informed me that I was severly iron deficient and therefore anemic. My number was 4 when it should be in the 20s. I was perscribed 3 iron tablets a day, take on an empty stomch with a high vit c drink and put onto the pill to lesson my periods. I have increased my diet with regrds to iron intake greatly, I avoid calcuim around the times I take my iron tablets and stopped drinking tea and coffee completely. I even eat meat now. I am desperate to get well beacuase I always look so ill and even though I try to act fine if I am honest I am so worn out all of the time. I could easily spend my weekends sleeping but I fight it. I have been on these tablets for 3 months, but how long should it take to get well?
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