Not going mad!! I have an iron deficiency!

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  1. EmmaLouise81

    EmmaLouise81 Full Member

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    In the post below I asked for advice as I have not been losing much weight, felt ill, tired and very dizzy. Nearly fainted a few times and my hair has been falling out.

    Well I have done ss and ss+ and still not weight loss and the ill feeling still there.

    Went to the Dr to find out what was up and it was an iron deficiency!!! All the symptons add up and I feel so much better mentally just knowing I am not losing the plot!

    Apparently my body is working so hard to combat the low iron levels that it might just be too much to ask it to burn weight.

    Going a high dose of iron, sticking to 1000kcal plan for a week and then I will take it from there.

    Just been so miserable of late and pleased to have some good news!
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  3. IslandBreeze

    IslandBreeze Castaway

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    Glad to hear you've got it diagnosed. You should feel much better once the iron supplements kick in. x
  4. Amyeve

    Amyeve Mummy of 2!

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    ooooh!! i have had anemia for yonks, especially bad since i got pregnant. i have been struggling with weight loss but my doc has never once said that could be the reason :mad:

    makes perfect sense though so thanks for posting;)

    i will up my iron tabs dose. the flashing lights in front of my eyes (another symptom) have been getting worst lately.

    the effects of the tablets kick in very quickly, but be warned though - it makes you VERY constipated :sick0019: which is really why i dont take as many as i should all the time:eek:
  5. EmmaLouise81

    EmmaLouise81 Full Member

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    Oh I have like little flashing dots in front of my eyes, just so pleased I know what the problem is now. Nothing worse than not knowing.
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