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    Doctor called, thinks I have my period now, so we are just waiting to see if things end.

    Toes: I have to start wearing clean socks to bed so I don't have to keep re-washing the sheets. Regular tea-tree oil, lotion, and powder application seems to be working. I wonder how long I'll have to do this. Making sure I don't reinfect is difficult.

    Very sad news: A co-worker's oldest daughter (no older than 5, I believe) passed away unexpectedly on Friday. We don't know what happened, though a couple of the people he works with closely (I work with him a lot too) said he left Friday after finding out his daughter had passed out at school. Please keep Chloe's family in your thoughts. I didn't know her, but the passing of a child never fails to sadden. I expect the office will be pretty subdued for the next few days, at least, as everyone is informed.
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    How sad for the family of your co-worker. What a tragedy!

    It must be nice to have a $ amount in mind from your parents Its gives you a spring board to work from anyway. It is difficult planning a wedding and can be all consuming. Maybe schedule time on the weekends to just talk about wedding stuff?

    Hope the AF goes a way soon!

    As for the doc -- sometimes you have to be pushy to get things done. If your "period" doesn't stop in a couple of days or whatever is the norm for you - insist on getting that ultrasound. I hope you're taking iron during all this bleeding - you don't want to get anemic on top of everything else.
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    I haven't been taking iron, but I should. I may be going to Whole Foods tonight so I'll look for something then. I'd rather get a name brand than something from CVS. I keep forgetting to take my multivitamin, which has iron in it. They aren't worried because I'm not dizzy. The fatigue I'm feeling could be from any number of things.

    I get confused about iron vs ferritin though. My doc tested my ferritin levels ages ago (when we were looking into candida overgrowth in 2011-2012) and a few times since then. They stay pretty low. I don't know if iron has ever been tested.

    I read something today that reminded me how bad alcohol is for my mood. I wonder if it's possible for me to have problems with liver function without anything showing up on a test. Makes me wonder if milk thistle would do anything for me. It's hard for me not to look for an "instant cure" for all this stuff.
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    I'm an instant cure lover too!
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    Quote Originally Posted by namelesswonder View Post
    I haven't been taking iron, but I should. I may be going to Whole Foods tonight so I'll look for something then. I'd rather get a name brand than something from CVS. I keep forgetting to take my multivitamin, which has iron in it. They aren't worried because I'm not dizzy. The fatigue I'm feeling could be from any number of things.

    I get confused about iron vs ferritin though. My doc tested my ferritin levels ages ago (when we were looking into candida overgrowth in 2011-2012) and a few times since then. They stay pretty low. I don't know if iron has ever been tested.

    I read something today that reminded me how bad alcohol is for my mood. I wonder if it's possible for me to have problems with liver function without anything showing up on a test. Makes me wonder if milk thistle would do anything for me. It's hard for me not to look for an "instant cure" for all this stuff.
    NW, ferritin is the the name of a protein where iron is stored. So when testing ferritin you are looking at the amount of stored iron.

    Iron, generally refers to serum (blood) levels of iron. Ferritin, your iron stores, can be very low for a long time before anemia is seen with serum iron tests.

    I have had very low ferritin levels but normal serum iron levels.
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    ^So...I don't know. I guess the thing that confuses me is whichi s more important? When my ferritin was low, my hair was falling out too much. It's so short now, I'm not sure if I could tell, but I don't think it's falling out. I'm not feeling dizzy so the doctor doesn't think my iron is low, but nothing has been tested recently. I just wonder if I should supplement just in case, but I've read scary things about how supplementing iron when you don't need it can be bad.
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    I would think that eating red meat more than half the week would be better than getting iron in tablet form.
    Disclaimer: I eat 'meat and vegetables' ala Primal, although I don't agree with the carb curve. I like Perfect Health Diet and WAPF Lactofermentation a lot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by namelesswonder View Post
    ^So...I don't know. I guess the thing that confuses me is whichi s more important? When my ferritin was low, my hair was falling out too much. It's so short now, I'm not sure if I could tell, but I don't think it's falling out. I'm not feeling dizzy so the doctor doesn't think my iron is low, but nothing has been tested recently. I just wonder if I should supplement just in case, but I've read scary things about how supplementing iron when you don't need it can be bad.
    How long ago was your ferritin tested? If it's been awhile you might want to have it retested. Testing hematocrit, hemoglobin and TIBC (total iron binding capacity) might be helpful.

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    I think it was tested last year in the summer or fall. I think hemoglobin has been tested since then, but I could be wrong. I'll call up ze doc soon and see what they have.

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    Snow today. Looks very wet out there. It will probably be rain later, which means I'm "slushed" in today. I keep forgetting to press the button on my office phone that will forward calls to my cellphone. As an IT person, this is an unfortunate feature that I must use. It's important that I'm available! At least we have an IM program and remote support gets easier everyday.

    I'm gonna go take my supplements. More chat later.
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    Heh. I like the comic. BTDT. I finally resorted to watching Vickie's and stocking up when they have a sale. It's more expensive, but they seem to make their underwear in a way I can actually wear it without a panty line, having it crawl up my ass, or leaving half my ass crack exposed. Hanes/ Fruit of the Loom/ all them all leave panty lines when you have enough ass to fill out more of the pants than that size was designed for. *wanders off ranting about how tiny women aren't all stick figures and teenyboppers and some of up have curves*
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