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Severe Anaemia and SW?

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  1. dreamer1989

    dreamer1989 Full Member

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    Hi, Just diagnosed as severely anemic, seeing gp tomorrow to work out action plan. I do mostly green days, but i get that I could do with some meat. Are there any red meats that are free on red days but high in iron? Thanks xx
     
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  3. dreamer1989

    dreamer1989 Full Member

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    I tried the prescribed iron tablets, really bad nausea so chemist told me to take spatobe
     
  4. Samantha26

    Samantha26 Silver Member

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    I take spatone daily, it seems to work for me and doesn't taste too bad
     
  5. dreamer1989

    dreamer1989 Full Member

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    I was hoping that the gp is okay with me usin that
     
  6. Gwella

    Gwella Silver Member

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    I had the tablets for a while but fortunately didn't get side effects.

    I've heard that a tbsp. of molasses provides half of your iron requirement each day. That's 2 syns. I'm trying to use it instead of sugar sometimes.

    Also if you have any cast iron pots, cooking with those (especially tomatoes and other acidic foods) can significantly boost your iron consumption.

    I'm pescetarian and the trouble with veggie sources of iron (leafy veg, pulses etc) is that it is harder to absorb, especially as plant foods also contain something that inhibits iron absorption.

    To boost absorption avoid milk, tea, coffee and red wine at the time when you're eating foods containing iron, and eat lots of vitamin C.

    I believe sardines are a good source too. Nice and easy to add to a salad.
     
  7. dreamer1989

    dreamer1989 Full Member

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    Thats really helpful, thank you. Is it a particular brand of molasses that are 2 syns?
     
  8. Gwella

    Gwella Silver Member

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    No, the website says all brands, level tbsp is 2 syns on all plans.
     
  9. jen3

    jen3 Silver Member

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    Make sure your iron tablets are sugar coated as they taste foul if not - and the taste comes back up after you've swallowed them
     
  10. LV30

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    I take iron tablets and i don't have any nasty side effects or bad taste, thankfully - mine must be coated. I'm due a blood test to see whether i still need them. Apparently, according to the doctor - it's down to my age! Cheers! Old age doesn't come alone - apparently. lol

    Lx
     
  11. dreamer1989

    dreamer1989 Full Member

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    I just felt so nauseaous, uncontrollably so that the gp and chemist said not to take the tablets. Never felt that sick before. I am now being referred to Gastroenterology for possible malabsorbtion.
     

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