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Discussion: Hope not :(

in: liv; liv > 2017-10-23

Oct 24, 2017 11:21 AM # 
jennycas:
but sounds suspiciously like...
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Oct 26, 2017 12:26 AM # 
liv:
I think so :( but also just found out I have rather low iron levels so that would not be helping. Any suggestions for food high in iron?
Oct 26, 2017 2:18 AM # 
biddy:
Go get tested for flu
Oct 26, 2017 3:06 AM # 
bun:
Red meat!! (unless you are vegetarian, obviously). Otherwise I would def suggest you regularly take an iron supplement - I don't think there's any harm in taking it long-term (or that's what my GP said haha). I use the Spatone stuff which is liquid and meant to be better absorbed than tablets
Oct 26, 2017 3:35 AM # 
jennycas:
I like Clements Iron tonic which Susanne & Vanessa put me on to - better absorbed than the tablets. It's not a substitute for red meat; more of a top-up. Theoretically people taking iron supplements who don't really need to can eventually get liver toxicity from iron overload but I figure the monthly blood loss takes care of that.
Oct 26, 2017 10:05 PM # 
Zed:
Spinach and oats is my suggestion. ( Hi Liv). Hope you're feeling better soon.
Oct 26, 2017 10:33 PM # 
bun:
Oh yeah I also suggest iron fortified cereals like weetbix, which have quite a bit of iron in them and are easier to prepare than meat ;)
Oct 26, 2017 11:48 PM # 
liv:
I'm liking those cereal/weetbix suggestions haha! (Hi Zara!) Thanks guys, it's good to know that this is a reasonably common issue so there's easy enough ways to fix it.
I am feeling better and should be back to running next week with minimal coughing :D
Oct 30, 2017 12:14 PM # 
Zed:
Hope you feel better soon!

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