Do you take any other supplements? Are you still on the iron?
When was your last blood test done (blood cell count, size, hemoglobin concentration)?
sometimes take supplement drinks when v tired but it is lactose free
last blood test done 7.8.2013:
And that is what showed the normal iron levels?
Do you have heavy periods?
mean cell vol 80
What was your iron level?
I think you need to have this rechecked and possibly go on a folate supplement, possibly iron again depending on your results
Nearly all multivitamins have folate which your body needs to make proper blood cells
Your physician has to prescribe the blood work though
yes normal levels but specialist harmatologist asked me to continue on iron as I was still v tired of 1 a day as I started uni and was worried I'd be tired the whole time, I take it from my last test my iron level was 137 g/l is that what you want.
Ok, so you're within normal limits for a woman with your iron, but that was with supplementation.
Regardless of whether you're taking iron currently or not, and despite the fact your last test was normal, you still need to see your physician and get those labs rechecked. It has been a year and things warrant a revisit
get v tired no energy to go out and enjoy uni life like my friends
A multivitamin with folate would also be a good recommendation. Any other symptoms other than fatigue? how is your sleep?
have taken vitabiotics with feroglobin B12 ie gentle iron and also used to take liquid spaton, but my issue is the frequent diorrea
How frequent is your diarrhea? And do you notice any connection to certain foods?
almost daily, after eating that's why I don't want to eat in case I have an emergency
struggle with sleep sometimes at present due to heat but otherwise need to sleep longer due to fatigue
Ok. Have you ever been tested for celiac?
That may be a good step for you to do with your doctor. It is what i would advise in addition to getting your blood work checked again
ok family have pvt med. cover should I ask to use this to speed process before I go back to uni? what specifics should I ask GP in order to be refered
Exactly what you've told me and ask them if they feel that would be a good thing to check for - I see no reason why they wouldn't
will that be just a blood test to test for gluten intolerance, guess no point in me eliminating it from my diet for 6 weeks or so and testing it myself?
yep a blood test
will do thanks for your help Daniel have a good Sunday.
You have a good one too
ps just one more quick question, do you think if I exercise again ( not done any for 3 years) it may help my fatigue and may not improve my mean blood cell size but would it produce more blood cells so more oxygen would get round esp. to my brain so I don't feel as tired!
Ok just felt scared because thought that would zap all my energy levels and won't have left for studying.
No just take it slow, don't start high intensity right away
makes sense, will do thanks.
thanks for your help and advise
No worries and good luck through school.