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 inContinue reading “Having Thalassemia Minor and Iron Deficiency”

Thalassemia Awareness Month on Fit & Literate

I have Thalassemia Minor and while it’s a lighter case of Thalassemia it is not easy. I have to be careful what I do because of it. I can’t go up high, I can’t donate blood, I can’t have too much iron. Though I have Iron Deficiency Anemia on top of it and it’s likeContinue reading “Thalassemia Awareness Month on Fit & Literate”

May’s Theme: Thalassemia

I have Thalassemia Minor and the eighth will be World Thalassemia Day. I will be telling you everything I know about Thalassemia. Blood disorders suck and no one should have to go through them. The people with Alpha suffer far worse than me, but being constantly anemic with two anemias sucks too. I hope youContinue reading “May’s Theme: Thalassemia”

Health Update: Gotta Push

I have been sick lately and I finally will get an allergy test on my skin for food and environmental allergies! WOO! But on top of that I have been really sick and unable to really move around. My GERD is so bad that I can’t sleep with my CPAP machine. I will be seeingContinue reading “Health Update: Gotta Push”

Introduction to the New Fit & Literate

Introductions are happening over and over on my blog, but I have made a concentrated effort to have a plan in action. So let me tell you about the changes I’m making to the blog.

Genes and Drugs

I figured out recently that if your family members can’t tolerate a drug then you can’t either.