For those who didn't see my long, stressed out posts on this subject, my daughter was diagnosed with iron-deficiency anemia this weekend, after suffering pretty severe symptoms. She's home from the hospital now, and starting oral iron supplements. I was just wondering whether anyone else has ever dealt with anemia, either personally or through a family member? If so, how was the recovery process? When were you able to return to your normal activities? When did you start really feeling better? If there's any advice/wisdom you can share I'd really appreciate it.
Aww, mama, hugs!!
I have iron-deficiency anemia, though not severe enough to be hospitalized. I have to take iron supplements as well as prenatals, and my iron levels are still borderline.
I'm sure your doctor or nutritionist has given you a list of high iron foods, but here's a link to another:
I don't remember how long it took for my energy to rebound, but it does take a little while for levels to stabilize, maybe even weeks.
I hope she recovers soon! Hang in there, mama! =)
Answer by musicpisces at 10:29 PM on Mar. 29, 2011
Answer by motherofhope98 at 7:17 AM on Mar. 30, 2011
Definitely eliminate dairy. Be sure to include foods with vitamin C with iron rich foods; C increases the absorption of the iron.
You can find a great listing of iron rich foods here: http://www.soystache.com/iron, like tofu, quinoa, lentils, etc.
Answer by rkoloms at 7:11 PM on Mar. 30, 2011
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