For the last few weeks, I've been getting a little pick me up, so to speak.
I've had a date with an IV drip, to pump me back up with iron. Who knew the reason I was feeling so incapable of so many things was because my iron was just too low for proper function?
Her too! We have been a mess!
Hoping to find the underlying reason for this issue in our lives so we can prevent this 4 week long treatment from becoming an ongoing treatment, but also glad to have this as an option for helping us to feel human again. For some reason we aren't absorbing iron they way we we are supposed to...
That black bag of goo is giving me a new lease on functionality that I thought had flown right out the window, forever!
I'm making light of this, but it can be a major issue, low iron can shut down organs and is incredibly important in the function of the body. I will list just a few of the symptoms that I was experiencing that sent me seeking answers.
Shortness of breath
Brain fog, forgetfulness, unclear thinking...
These were the major things affecting me and there were days, I literally thought I was dying.
Did you know that low iron can be cause of depression?? Who knew?
Get yourself checked people. It's not worth the consequences of letting yourself feel off.
I was desperate for answers. I went from fully functional and able to be super mom, to feeling like I was going to die and unable to do the simplest of things without much effort. The low hit fast and unexpectedly at a time I wasn't prepared for it. (Consequently, while we were in the middle of a major life changing move last year.) On a sad note, a friend of ours recently lost a friend and co-worker from complications of low iron and her organs shutting down. Our prayers are with her family. This is serious stuff, folks.
One more infusion left for me, and then, hopefully, I will be able to maintain proper levels and not need this again.
Excited to feel fully functional, very soon! :)