good that you have a diagnosis!
you should find someone to do the world rogaine champs with as they probably have a uni category (check)
You wouldn't have to go out the whole time.
Hey Bun, hope you feel better soon - anemia is shit, and certainly won't be helping if you're getting sick all the time. Just a couple of things - if they haven't already - get them to do the blood test that's the indicator for coeliac disease. Anemia is a common symptom because of the effect it has on nutrient absorption. Then even if that comes up ok - consider cutting out bulk gluten (ie bread/pasta). I know quite a few people (me included) who aren't coeliac but cut out wheat and found they no longer have problems with anemia.
Yes, super glad to have a diagnosis!! Should have gone to the dr long ago.
Thanks Anna, I hadn't considered that. I'll ask about coeliac at my next visit, and yeah I'll try cutting gluten for a little while and see if that helps. I don't eat pasta but I definitely have bread so might try an alternative for a little while. I'm also gonna try eating red meat because I only do that maybe a couple of times a month!
Kay I'll think about the rogaine....the first rogaine I ever did was a 24hr and I can't say I'm a huge fan of them!
Following on from Bomb, FODMAP condition is also a worth a look at for these things (one of the blokes who found gluten sensitivity changed their mind and thinks fodmaps is the one true religion http://www.sciencealert.com/scientists-who-found-e...
but also bun you should look at iron transfusions! Philo Saunders is a researcher at the AIS and he doesn't think its even worth taking iron tablets compared to transfusion. He might still have ongoing iron transfusion studies on runners, if you shoot him an email he could give you some free injections.
Vanessa has had iron injections, a couple of times? It's true that the tablets are poorly absorbed, but Susanne put me on to Clements Iron Tonic, which I think she'd been told about by V, and I reckon it makes a difference :)
BTW, entries for next year's WRC are already at over 600 of the 800 available person-places, and no, they don't have an university category.
Thanks so much Lachy, will definitely consider all that! I think for now I'll try my regular diet (plus more red meat and less tea) with supplements and then see how it's all going when I go back to get another blood test in a few weeks. If it hasn't worked I'll definitely consider your advice!
And at the moment I'd prefer taking supplements than getting injections, so I'll see if they work for me and if not I'll have to reconsider. And Jenny I suggested Clements to my GP but he reckoned it wasn't good enough so gave me a prescription for something else!! I remember you telling me it was good though :)