So, after being diagnosed with iron deficiency anemia because of my fibroids, I was left with specific instructions:
- Take 65mg ferrous sulfate 3 times a day
- Eat plenty of iron-rich foods
- Go to the ER for a blood transfusion if symptoms worsen
I took the iron pills and consumed enough spinach to make Popeye proud. Fortunately, I never required a blood transfusion for my anemia.
The American Academy of Family Physicians has a nice site with health information for patients called FamilyDoctor.org. I found the page on anemia quite helpful. It discusses symptoms, causes, foods high in iron, and tips on taking iron pills.
OK. Next stop (quasi-sinister music) – first visit with my new Gynecologist!