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I think the anxiety/depression message was meant for me? Not sure... LOL.
I took wellbutrin 4 years ago and my family said it helped. I used to have my iron checked ALL the time because when I was pregnant I was anemic and always needed to take extra iron with my prenatal vitamins. But after my last pregnancy my lab results always came back normal (that was with Kaiser) now that I have blue shield maybe the docs are more aware and even if it's close they treat it. But I tend to have racing thoughts-- impatient and snappy with my kids and husband. I can't seem to slow my mind down and I have always been like this, that is why years back I was taking something for it. But then I realized I just needed to continue praying and seeking God and I weaned myself off Wellbutrin. Well I'm back on because I feel the same way again and I can't control it. And the Xanax is for night only, I will NOT take that in the daytime. It's for my teeth clenching. I have TMJD which flares up often and I'm sure my mouth guard is poor but... better than nothing.

I don't think a 9 is that low and I don't have heavy periods at all. The first two days are heavy I guess- but normal, I don't have to wear a pad or anything with my tampon. Then after two days it goes lighter and then it stops completely for one whole day (always since my last labor, it has done this) then I start spotting again for about 3-4 days and it gets lighter and lighter as the days go on and then I'm done. So I don't think it's blood loss causing my low iron unless I am bleeding internally somewhere and don't know? But I would be in constant pain I'm sure...
I probably just don't ingest enough and I wasn't taking a multivitamin for a long time because my husband and others said taking vitamins aren't good for you over a period of time. ?? Whatever. I disagree now. If you can't eat a perfect days worht of healthy food then you need supplements. I mean, who eats literally the PERFECT amount of veggies- fruits and whole grains every day?? Maybe some do...
How are all of you ladies doing with your iron stores? My Ferritin was 19 about two months ago and I was experiencing fatique, leg pains, hair loss etc. When I would get up in the morning or middle of the night and walk, my feet felt so heavy and sore. Also noticed that the first day of my period I would get a headache. When I found out I had Ferritin of 19, I started taking Solgar Gentle Iron once a day but after doing alot of research, realized that this was not going to replenish my stores, just maintain what I had, I went to 100mg of Gentle Iron (4 pills a day). I was experiencing slight constipation but no stomach pain or bloating etc. I read about Proferrin, which a heme iron supplement, so I bought that and have been taking two of those a day for the past week or so, these seem to be better on my stomach than the 4 Gentle Iron were. My fatique has improved but first day of my period got a headache and some fatique, granted it's only been about a month since I have been taking all of the extra iron to replenish my stores. I am praying that I can get these levels up sooner than a whole year because I am still losing hair and I don't have much hair and I have read that the Proferrin can get it up there quite fast. I am also going in for a Colonoscopy because I have very slight occasional blood in the stool and doctor wants to rule out any bleeding there that could be causing malabsorption and leading to the low ferritin. Please let me know what your experiences are, I am planning to go back to the doctor in the next few weeks to get my levels checked again and I am hoping that they are up. I like Heather's recommendation on the slow release Hemoplex and will likely try those once my proferrin runs out.





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