Having Thalassemia Minor and Iron Deficiency

SUCKS! I have so many problems keeping my blood up. I am learning to take gentle iron everyday, but sometimes it doesn’t do the job. Having iron-rich blood is super hard. I have to eat red meat sometimes. I have tried all the iron things except Floradix which I hear is the Gold Standard in iron. I just don’t want to shell out so much, but it might be worth it.

This is what I do:

Take 27 mg of Iron and 800 mcg to 1 g of Folic Acid every morning. I’m sure to get beef once or twice a week. You can’t overdo iron so don’t go over that. It makes me weak all week when I go overboard on iron. Make sure you are not letting it immobilize you and that you are at least getting something done around the house everyday. That is the bare minimum. Eat lots of Calcium for your marrow to gets some fuel as well. You need to take extra good care of your bone health because it’s the source of the issue. Broccoli is my favorite vegetable because you can eat lots of it and get calcium and vitamin C. The vitamin C makes the iron absorb. Get lots of greens too. GREENS YOUR BRAINS OUT! I have them regularly and when I was down South it was very attainable.

There is not a lot you can do other than try to make it work. I have had a very hard time and I have low energy days. Don’t think you can’t rest. It’s totally fine to take a break with this blood disorder. Don’t let anyone tell you that you can’t. In fact, that is what they suggest if you get weak. It can hurt you to be active cause it can cause a drop in oxygen. I have a hard time with drops in oxygen. Lots of water.

I sometimes used to rely on caffeine to get me through the day, but that wears on you. I don’t suggest following my example there.

If you have it what works for you?

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