Giving blood on vlcd?

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  1. Magggie

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    Or do you think it's a crazy idea?

    Well it might all be a pointless question anyway, as last time I went my iron was low( that was well pre vlcd)

    discuss.....

    (appointment date 30/3/10)
     
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  3. fitz

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    You're not supposed to give blood on VLCD - I certianly wouldn't risk it ;)
     
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    Have you given blood before?
    I'd maybe do it on an add a meal week and ask the nurses what they think.
    I would think you are more at risk of feeling lightheaded or fainting after so if you do it I would lie down for a long while after!
     
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    From reading i have done on VLCD's and in general (being a Biomedical Sciences Major...i know i'm a big geek) it's a BIG no no!

    Your body just cant support a blood loss like that in ketosis, regardless of how many times you have donated before. You'll just have to wait till your skinny and back on a normal diet ;)
     
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    Ok
    I'd better not
    thanks for advice
     
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    Hurrah for geeks! The world needs you. The amount of dodgy science I've read on this forum alone recently could mean you are a very welcome voice.

    Anyway, back to the point.

    Wouldn't expect it's a triffically good idea, from a blood pressure standpoint alone...
     
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    I've just done my blood pressure and it's 123/75

    which is much better than last time before I started when it was 140/80
    :D
    (I know, a lot of women have a battery powered device at the side of their bed, mines a blood pressure machine ;-) )
     
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    I rang and asked them after I had been on it about 4 months and they said definitely NO - I am on a break for 6 months and then they will reinstate me back on the register, but if I am still doing TFR I have to ring them and let them know.
    Bren xx
     
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