Thursday, April 11, 2013

Iron Deficient

Hello, my name is Kimberly Oost, and I am iron deficient.

Haha... But seriously, it kind of sucks. I was researching the symptoms (after a blood test and a prescription for high dosage iron supplement, so ya'll don't think I'm exaggerating... Bec and Pam...)
Anyway, I found that I have been dealing with low iron for a long time. I don't know what it is about my body that can't hold my own iron.
It's totally possible to live a normal life with low iron for a while, but it's when I'm on the edge of becoming anemic is when it gets pretty annoying. Mostly energy, or lack there of, is hard to deal with especially with an almost 2 yr old at home.
I'm not sure if it disrupts my sleeping, but apparently my tossing and turning could have to do with restless leg syndrome. If you ask my husband, I do indeed have a problem keeping my legs still...
A few other symptoms just made sense, thin, wavy nails (I know, sounds gross, but I do occasionally see a wave in a nail or two)
And, seeing as multiple members of my family have low iron I can say I come by it... genetically. So I guess I do know why my body lacks iron. And I'm seriously thankful for supplements. I would hate to live my whole life deficient.

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